Barnsley 1 Nottingham Forest 1: Happy with a point, says Hill

Barnsley manager Keith Hill.

Barnsley manager Keith Hill.

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Barnsley manager Keith Hill was happy to take a point following his side’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest at Oakwell.

Gareth McCleary put Forest ahead 12 minutes before half-time with a deflected drive but the Tykes improved after the restart and Craig Davies rescued a point 11 minutes from time, cutting inside to smash a left-footed shot into the bottom left-hand corner from 25 yards.

Hill said: “It was a point gained definitely. We were probably fortunate to be in it at half time. There was a lot of fear in that first-half performance; lack of confidence, lack of self belief.

“You can reach a point when you come to half-time in the changing rooms where you’ve got to look the players in the eyes and say ‘go out their and express yourselves, play with no fear, play with courage and enthusiasm’ and I think that’s what we did in the second half.

“We probably could have nicked it but it would have been harsh on Forest given the way they played in the first half and the way we didn’t play.”

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