Nottingham Forest made it successive home wins after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Brentford on Saturday.
The Reds had to show real fight and determination to keep the Bees out for much of the game, and that attitude will have delighted the new management team of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane.
For Keane, it was his first game at the City Ground as O’Neill’s assistant and he enjoyed a relatively low-key return as he didn’t look to take the focus away from the team.
He spent three years at the club as a player from 1990 before leaving for Manchester United and was a real crowd favourite with his performances over that period.
And, he remains a popular figure now, with the club sending out a tweet earlier today asking supporters how pleased they were to have the Irishman back at the City Ground after all these years.
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) February 11, 2019
Here’s some of the responses…
Barely saw him lol
— matthew skelton (@matthewskelton) February 11, 2019
— Harry ???????????? (@HarryNFFC_) February 11, 2019
This has to be the lowest key return by any club legend ever. Didn’t see him leave the dug out. Had he been in the technical area kicking off then maybe the question would be justified. I for one forgot he was there. #nffc
— Jay Wiley (@Jay_Wiley_) February 11, 2019
I love this man. Could do with some of his spirit on pitch rather than dugout. ????
— Jacky haynes (@missTyped) February 11, 2019
With Roy on the touchline barking instructions, they wouldn't dare come off the pitch defeated haha
— Lynn (@elinspain) February 11, 2019
Brilliant -so glad he agreed t join Martin!
— Jazz (@rambler82) February 11, 2019
Saw this a few times and you know it would be him saying get in players faces that’s why they were knackered not used to it
— Alison Lineker (@AlieNFFClineker) February 11, 2019