One point each fair outcome for Craig
CRAIG Bryson was happy with a point from Derby County's showdown with rivals Nottingham Forest.
The sides drew 1-1 at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday, with Jamie Ward's 52nd-minute strike cancelling out Chris Cohen's first-half opener.
"In the circumstances of the game, to go a goal down and come back to get a point, we're happy with that," said Bryson.
"I think we were probably the better team in the first half, up until they scored. After that, they were on top for a bit. Over the course of the game, it was probably a fair result.
"They're a good team, with plenty of international players, so we had to be wary of them but I think we competed really well against them and it could have gone either way in the end."
Bryson was back in the Derby starting line-up after four games out with a knee injury.
He produced a typically industrious performance before being replaced by Michael Jacobs 15 minutes from time.
"These are games you always want to play in," said the Scottish midfielder.
"They mean so much to the fans and the players.
"I didn't feel too bad but my knee tightened up a bit around the 70-minute mark.
"I think when you're in the middle of a local derby that is that tight, you can't really afford to take risks. I wasn't running the best, so I decided to come off.
"I told the bench that it was starting to tighten up a bit. I didn't want us to be carrying a passenger at that stage."