Sunday Mirror

Sounds right for Nige

- By RICHARD LATHAM at Ashton Gate

NIGEL PEARSON was a relieved man as Bristol City’s nightmare club record run of seven home defeats finally ended.

But it took a fullycommi­tted display against a superior Forest team to earn a first point at Ashton Gate since January.

Pearson said: “I suppose relief is the right word because you can’t argue with statistics.

“We have found it tough dealing with the pressure of the poor home run, but today I thought the team showed a real togetherne­ss.

“I asked for the artificial crowd noise to be turned off in the first half because I wanted to hear the lads encouragin­g one another.” Both sides were denied by a post in the first half, Alex Mighten with a low drive for Forest on 27 minutes and Henri Lansbury with a curling 20-yard effort for City following a 42nd-minute free-kick.

Forest looked the slicker outfit, but rarely found the final ball to match some promising approach play.

Thier boss Chris Hughton said: “Overall, I was pleased with our performanc­e, but we didn’t work their goalkeeper enough, considerin­g the possession we had.”

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