By Keith Ingham
When Neil Warnock was appointed it was generally said that if ever a manager could instil a good teamwork ethic it was him. Saturday for me proved it, with injuries crippling the small squad he still was positive and the team showed it too.
Before the game there was a message from Ken Bates reassuring the doubters (me included) that positive moves were being made to secure investment into the club, time will tell but at least something was said officially from the club.
Leeds included Dominic Poloen and Sam Byram from the start and Lee Peltier moved into the centre. The home side started well and after a couple of near misses Luciano Becchio finished well from a Diouf cross. We then improved the score line when Poloen scored after a mix up in the Forest box, it was a great start against the previous unbeaten visitors.
After conceding eight goals in the previous games the defence looked more solid but still gave Forest a few chances before the half time whistle sounded. The second half brought more chances for both sides and a rare mistake from Paddy Kenny gifted Forest a goal from Blackstock but the keeper redeemed himself with a brilliant save later on to deny them a equaliser. Peltier was forced off with an ankle injury on the 66th minute, Pearce seemed to have the same injury but managed to carry on.
A great win and the 7-3 defeat from last year can now be forgotten. All of the team deserve the Man of the Match award but special mention for Diouf who played his best game for Leeds. The supporters also played their part in the second half when the team needed some encouragement 8/10
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