Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Lambert pleased with Forest point

Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Lambert Championship

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Boss Paul Lambert has admitted he was pleased with Blackburn’s performance after they battled to a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

Forest took the lead after a quarter of an hour when Dexter Blackstock broke through the defence, but Rovers soon drew level when on-loan striker Danny Graham chipped home on 22 minutes.

Both teams hit the woodwork after that but neither side could find a winner and had to settle for a point that looks to have guaranteed their Championship survival for next season, barring a miraculous swing in goal difference.

Lambert used the game at the City Ground to hand winger Connor Mahoney a debut, with the teenager producing an encouraging performance.

The Scot admits he was pleased by how his side played on Tuesday night and feels in the end both sides were good value for a point.

“I thought in the first half we were excellent,” Lambert said. “It was a frustrating goal to give away, though, as we had secured possession and they weren’t a threat.

“But our goal was excellent and we had some really good moments. It was a great goal by Danny and he has been excellent since he has been at the club.

“I thought a draw was fair. We dominated the ball in the first half and there were a lot of plusses tonight. We hit the bar, they hit the bar, and there wasn’t really much in it.”

Next up for Rovers is the visit of Bristol City on Saturday, a game they are the current 2.40 favourites to win, with the draw 3.20 and the Robins priced at 3.00.

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