Sabri Lamouchi pointed to his side’s response to going 1-0 down as a key positive from the draw at Ewood Park.

But the Forest boss was happy to settle for a point given Rovers’ late pressure that almost saw them snatch all three in the closing stages.

Joe Lolley brought Forest level within two minutes of Adam Armstrong putting Rovers ahead with his second goal in three games.

That helped to maintain Forest’s unbeaten start away from home and made it four points in four days on their travels after victory at Stoke City last week.

"It's a good point in the end but after the first half I was thinking we could have had more,” Lamouchi told the Nottingham Post.

“We created a couple of chances at the very start of the game but by the end, I think it was a good result.

"I'm not surprised but I am extremely proud of the reaction from my players after going 1-0 down.

"It's not easy to react that quickly, just a minute after they scored, so all credit to the players. Overall it is a good point here, in a tough stadium, and now we must focus on Brentford.

"I felt we could have kept possession better tonight. When we needed to play forward we went back and when we needed to go back we pushed it forward.

“So we just need to play with a little more control of the ball but we must just keep working hard for that."

Rovers stretched their unbeaten run against Forest to nine games, but couldn’t get the three points they craved as they eyed a positive response to the weekend defeat to Luton.

"There are two really positive things to come from tonight: the excellent point we have taken away from here and the reaction of the players to going 1-0 down,” Lamouchi added.

"They kept believing, they kept working hard and I think we will look back at this as a very good result away from home."

Rovers saw more of the ball, and looked the more threatening, and the Frenchman saw areas his side could improve on.

He added: “We made some mistakes. When we needed to play forward, we played backward; when we needed to play backward, we played forward.

“We just need to have more possession, keep the ball better, use the space, play wide and create more chances.

“Second half, it was difficult, but the reaction from my players was fantastic.

“At 1-0 down, immediately they started to play and they came back into the game.”