Nottingham Forest assistant boss David Kelly paid tribute to absent manager Billy Davies after he masterminded the 1-0 win over Middlesbrough from his sick bed. Davies missed his second successive game after being laid low with a viral infection but his team did him proud securing the points thanks to Lewis McGugan`s free-kick in the second half.
Kelly revealed it was the manager's studying of video footage which led him to notice that that Boro left their wall unmanned from dead balls in wide positions. He said: "He is a wily old goat. He's very good at set plays and organising. He has watched three or four of their videos. Billy is so thorough in his preparation, he's obviously pleased with the result.
"We looked at a few things and to be fair it was a fantastic strike." Talking of Davies' health, Kelly added: "He is hoping to come back in on Thursday. He has a got a viral infection and he has been struggling."