Football - Davies: A hard-fought point

Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies was pleased with the fighting spirit shown by his injury-hit side against Millwall.

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The Reds twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at The Den. Andy Reid's 37th-minute strike cancelled out Steve Morison's early goal and, in the second half, Nathaniel Chalobah headed another equaliser after Martyn Woolford had restored the Lions' lead.

"That was sloppy, we gifted them two goals," said Davies, who was without the likes of Kelvin Wilson, Danny Collins, Chris Cohen and David Vaughan through injury.

"We showed excellent fighting spirit but there's no doubt that we had one or two players that needed a game, including Chalobah and Reid.

"Andy Reid put in a good captain's performance, that's what he does, he's a very good player. He's a player who just needs minutes in the game.

"This is a very difficult place to come and get points and it's a very hard-fought point.

"We're patched up with injuries, I know we are. To play Chalobah, (Greg) Halford and Reid, as I said, they need minutes in games. We're football managers and coaches, we're not magicians, we'll do what we can.

"Chalobah has been injured, he needs minutes and games. He's like one or two of our young players who need education and they'll keep getting it.

"Chalobah is one who you can see has got a lot of quality and he just needs to get up to speed with the Championship and understand what it's all about."

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