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The Reds midfielder scored a sensational strike to complete his side's rout of Blackburn Rovers but insists that the manager is behind their successful run

Andy Reid has praised Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies after the Reds secured a 4-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Two penalties from Henri Lansbury, a Jamie Paterson goal and a strike from Reid ensured that Forest defeated Rovers at the City Ground to maintain momentum in their push for promotion. The victory means that Forest have now stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions, with their last defeat occurring against Reading on November 29.

And Reid, who brought his tally in the Championship to eight goals with a long-range effort at the end of the game, insists that the sole reason for the club's impressive form is manager Billy Davies.

"It all comes from the manager. He's absolutely fantastic all week," Reid told the club's official website.

"He drills into us the fact we need to play and train with a high intensity, the tactics we run through ahead of the game are second to none and we go into every match knowing exactly what we're up against and how we're going to beat it.

"A lot of credit has to go to the manager and the coaching staff for carrying out that very important job."

The Republic of Ireland international believes that the result is doubly important as it provides the Reds with plenty of "momentum" as they continue their bid for promotion to the English Premier League.

"We're absolutely delighted," continued the 31-year-old. "It was a tough game. Blackburn have been on a decent run and they make it difficult for teams but we came into the game with a lot of confidence.

"I think that showed in the first half an hour. We played some really good football and could probably have been a couple of goals up even before we scored the penalties.

"It's a great win for us. It keeps the momentum going, adds to our goal tally and fills the place with confidence."

Nottingham Forest's next game sees them take on Preston North End in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday, January 24.

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