Date: 20th April 2016 at 1:36pm
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Manager Paul Lambert has reflected on last night’s draw, and for him he felt Blackburn had picked up a fair point against Nottingham Forest.

Making the trip to the City Ground for the match, Blackburn found themselves behind in the 15th minute, but Danny Graham restored parity on 22.

That was where the scoring ended though, and with the hosts having the better of the game in terms of chances and the like, Lambert had to be content with Blackburn taking a point from only two shots on target across the 90.

Speaking to the in his post game press conference, the gaffer explained.

‘I thought the draw was a fair result. It is a great place to come and play, we had some really good moments in the game. Our goal was excellent, it was a great pass from Ben to clip it though and Danny has been excellent since he’s been at the football club. I thought we dominated the ball in the first half, in the second they hit the bar and we hit the bar and Jason has made a good save. But other than that there wasn’t too much in it. This is a difficult place to come, there was a lot of plusses from the game a draw was the fair result.’

Connor Mahoney also came in for specific praise from the manager given his individual performance in the game.

It was the homegrown attackers first Championship start, having made his debut in the FA Cup against Manchester City two years ago aged only 16, and Lambert believes there’s big things to come from him in the future.

‘Connor making his league debut was a big plus for us. He has got ability, and, especially in the first half, I thought he was excellent. I knew he could handle it, he’s not a shy lad and he’s a good footballer. He plays with no fear and that is important for young players. I’ve seen a lot of great kids playing football with ability and Mahoney is one of the best ones.’

He went on to add.

‘He’ll now want more of it, he’ll want more and will want to try and stay in the team and that should be his attitude from now on in. You don’t want to go back to the Under-21s, you want to play at this level. That is the best advice that I would give him.’

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