Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten run to six matches on Sunday, holding rivals Derby County to a 0-0 draw at the City Ground.
With Derby pushing for play-off promotion this season and Forest rebuilding under Aitor Karanka, it always promised to be a difficult afternoon for the home side, but they produced a resilient display to earn a point.
While they may have been lacking in attack, much to supporters’ frustration, their defensive line was in excellent form, most notably Danny Fox, who again shone at centre-back.
Having faced plenty of criticism for his performances previously, the 31-year-old has shown excellent progress in recent weeks, with some supporters going so far to say he’s like a new signing.
Forest have now kept three clean sheets in their last six matches, a huge upturn after many losses this season.
Can Fox and company keep up strong defensive performances?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
— Gareth D (@GarethJD81) March 11, 2018
Fox and Figuieredo were amazing today. I see what Watson is there for now too. Tomlin and Lolley looked great. Osborn should be in midfield somewhere he is not a left back. Very encouraging #nffc
— David Bennett (@DavisBarratt) March 11, 2018
What a come back from Danny Fox. We all love a good come back. #nffc
— Pat O'Hara (@PatoharaPat) March 11, 2018
Was Fox a centre back at other clubs? He's been totally wasted at left back. He's a very good CB. #nffc
— Hannah Forest 🔴⚪️⚽️ (@hannahforest) March 11, 2018
I hold my hands up about Danny Fox when I said he was finished. He’s been immense alongside Figueiredo. #nffc
— 🇬🇧 Ben 🇬🇧 (@ben82mbga) March 11, 2018
3 months ago I spent an afternoon in a room, Danny Fox was a guest! His leg was in the biggest brace… thought he’d never get back! He was fantastic today, put his body on the line on numerous occasions. Not had the best of times at #nffc either. Deserves massive credit.
— Des Oldham (@desoldham) March 11, 2018
Disappointing derby day in the end, not the greatest of spectacles. Karanka deserves huge credit for how much more solid we look. Fox deservedly man of the match, a revelation at centre half in recent weeks. #nffc
— Thomas Payne (@trickytrees12) March 11, 2018
— david huskisson (@dhuskiss) March 11, 2018