Nottingham Forest 0 Doncaster Rovers 0: O’Driscoll left happy to take a leaf out of Tigers’ book at Forest

Doncaster chief Sean O’ Driscoll revealed he and his team took advantage of watching how Hull ended Forest’s 36-match unbeaten home record seven days earlier to secure a point.

He said: “We watched the video of the game and got a few ideas from the way Hull went about their business in beating Forest 1-0 here a week ago.

“We asked the question of whether or not they were lucky and they weren’t, so we looked at the way they were set up and asked ourselves whether we could do the same.

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“We didn’t quite get the result they did but we’ve got a point and we engineered the kind of openings that could have led to us getting a goal.

“We certainly got ourselves into situations to score but didn’t hit the target and you’ve got to do that if you want to get a goal.

“There’s no doubt we were stretched because we had to bring on substitutes because of injuries and there was tiredness among the players.

“Injuries have caused us massive problems this season but the spirit has always been there. We’ve had to concentrate on our organisation and discipline and it has served us well again today.

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“To come here and be a threat without Billy Sharp was a big plus to us. We were always going to miss him but James Hayter kept going extremely well.”

Forest boss Billy Davies refuted the suggestion it was two points dropped.

Chris Cohen and Garath McCleary missed good chances as Forest’s winless run was extended to six games, but Davies said: “Psychologically it was a great point to take us to 60 and at the end of the season it could prove very important to us. The players have put in a great effort.”

Nottingham Forest: Camp, Gunter, Morgan, Chambers, Konchesky, McCleary, McKenna, Majewski (Boyd 61), Cohen, Tudgay (McGugan 69), Earnshaw (Tyson 46). Unused substitutes: Darlow, Anderson, Adebola, Bennett. Booked: Morgan.

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Doncaster Rovers: Gary Woods, Hird (Dumbuya 77), Martis (Kilgallon 55), Friend, Mills, Gillett, Stock, Wilson (Mason 63), Coppinger, Hayter, Moussa. Unused substitutes: Bradshaw, Euell, Shiels, Souza. Referee: K Stroud (Hampshire).

Man of the match: Franck Moussa.