Derby 1-0 Nottingham Forest: Redknapp influence helps Rams to derby day win

first_img Marcus Olsson puts Derby ahead 1 Marcus Olsson’s first goal for Derby was enough to secure a 1-0 victory over local rivals Nottingham Forest at the iPro Stadium and keep their promotion challenge on track.A game of few chances appeared to be heading for stalemate in front of a sell-out crowd of 33,000 until Tom Ince played Olsson in to settle the A52 derby 11 minutes from time.The game was full of sub-plots before the kick-off with Derby’s new football advisor Harry Redknapp watching from the directors’ box while former Rams midfielder Paul Williams was up against his ex-team mate Darren Wassall after replacing Dougie Freedman as Forest boss.The Rams won just their fourth match in their last ten. A half-time team talk by the football advisor and new Jordan boss seemingly helped as Swedish left-back Olsson went on to score the game’s only goal after 79 minutes. The ball broke to Ince just outside the area and he played Olsson in to place a low shot inside the left post.Forest have now lost six of their last eight Championship fixtures.last_img read more