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Davies admits Forest fortunate to claim a point at Middlesbrough

Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies accepted the luck was with his team after they left Middlesbrough with a barely-deserved point in a last-gasp 1-1 draw. Davies was quick to sympathise with opposite number Tony Mowbray at the final whistle and revealed: "I said to Tony on the touchline 'we didn't deserve it'. The home side were better."

He added: "I think over the last few weeks things have gone against us and in this one we got a break, but we never deserved it.

"You take what you get. In this game it's gone for us. In the end I said to Dele Adebola that could be one of the most important goals he has scored in his career."

Davies paid tribute to keeper Lee Camp, adding: "He's been doing that week in, week out. He's top-class. That's what he does."

Mowbray was understandably disappointed by Boro's failure to claim three points, but took heart from a much-improved performance.

"We've had one or two of those this season, it's not the first time we've lost a goal after 90 minutes," he said.

"I think we deserved to win the match on chances created and efforts at the opponent's goal.

"It was a performance full of energy and desire to get a result from us after the disappointment of the weekend (when they were beaten 3-0 by leaders QPR)."

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