Nottingham Forest managed to secure a draw right at the death against QPR at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium last night.
Albert Adomah did excellently well to tee up Lyndon Dykes to push the hosts into a one-goal lead on the stroke of half time, with The R’s netting with their first clear-cut opportunity of the night.
Nottingham Forest did show urgency, attack-minded football and energy throughout the contest, but their equaliser came in the 90th minute, courtesy of Jack Colback’s deflected strike.
The point pushes Forest up to 15th, whilst QPR have gone back into the play-offs, although, that is likely to change again tomorrow.
Here, we take a look at three things we learnt about Steve Cooper’s side during their 1-1 draw in West London…
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Forest look strong going forward under Cooper
The visitors attacked with purpose every time they crossed the halfway line, and they displayed a fearless side to their game when going forward.
Brennan Johnson caused all sorts of problems in therapy exchanges, with Djed Spence’s pace also proving to be a dangerous weapon.
Joe Lolley’s jinking runs and vision also created problems for the QPR defence, and when Lyle Taylor and Alex Mighten came on, they also played their part.
Forest have a lot of attacking threats, and for that reason, the competition levels are extremely high.
Ryan Yates looks new and improved
Ryan Yates has always had the desire and out-of-possession attributes, but he has been critiqued with his tendencies to pass the ball backwards.
However, it was a strong display from the midfielder, who was always in search of going forward and progressing the play when in possession.
He managed to break the lines a few times with incisive and precise balls through the lines.
Yates is a player who looks revitalised under Cooper and could go on to play an integral role in what remains of this season.
Brilliant mentality to come back
QPR defended resolutely and still Forest managed a way back into the game.
Forest showed tremendous fight and spirit to turn the game around at Ashton Gate against Bristol City earlier this month and secure all three points, and they scored another vital goal at the death last night.
It is certainly a good habit for Forest to get into, although, they would have liked to have not been 1-0 down in the first place.
Forest proved to be relentless for the full ninety and got their reward at the end.