Lewis Grabban continued his good form in the Championship as he helped Nottingham Forest to one of the close football scores. His fifth goal of the season helped Forest to their first home win of the season and a much-needed one. Brennan Johnson gave the hosts the early lead but the visitors drew level through Jerry Yates. The stalemate lasted just seven minutes before Grabban grabbed the winner. Since the departure of Chris Hughton, they have taken 13 points from a possible 15.

Managers Reaction

Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper: “I am not looking that far ahead [to a play-off push], it would be foolish to do that. Only a few weeks ago it was the other end of the table, wasn’t it?” he added. “But what I can say is that I am really enjoying working with the boys; I enjoy being here for the fans because the atmosphere was brilliant and it was really important that we won the game.”

Blackpool’s Neil Critchley: “We did not do enough. We had quite a lot of the ball but we did not do enough with it,” he said. We have bounced back well from defeat previously this season and we will have to do it again. We have to show more bravery and courage in our play, as much as anything else. There was a great atmosphere here and it was only when that died down a little bit that we started to play with a little more confidence.”

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