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Billy Davies was delighted with the response he received from the fans and players on his Nottingham Forest return but frustrated by the ultimate outcome at the City Ground.

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Billy Davies: Nottingham Forest boss enjoyed City Ground reception

Billy Davies: Nottingham Forest boss enjoyed City Ground reception

Davies was on course for a welcome win after Andy Reid's goal but Craig Davies ruined the celebrations as Bolton grabbed a 1-1 draw.

The result leaves Forest in mid-table, eight points off the play-offs, but Davies was highly impressed by the players' application.

He said: "For a new manager to step in and get that kind of reaction is superb. The team were great, the fans were great but we just could not get the result that would have topped it off.

"We tried so hard to get it and the fact that we had 23 shots to their five says it all. Shots were raining in on their goal and I said to the players at the end If you give me that effort, application, full backs getting forward and chances created I can't complain.

"We've trained this week but it's the first time I have seen them on a big pitch. There's a lot of work to do but the fans must be pleased with the response from the players - I'm delighted by it.

"Bolton are a good side, who should probably be top two, but I'm sure they would accept they got away with murder today.

"We'll take each game as it comes and if we get a run together, who knows where it might take us. We will be trying very hard to achieve as much as we can this season."

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