Nottingham Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll believes his scouting mission on Peterborough paid dividends after the 1-0 victory

Sean O'Driscoll: Watching Posh helped his team

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Nottingham Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll believes his scouting mission on Peterborough paid dividends after the 1-0 victory at London Road.

O'Driscoll watched Posh grind out victories over Hull City and Barnsley, and he reckons the trips were vital in his team ending their five-match winless streak.

"Watching Peterborough in their previous two games was really valuable," O'Driscoll said. "I always like to watch opponents in person if at all possible. You get a much better feel than from a DVD.

"Both Hull and Barnsley became really frustrated with Peterborough who play with what is almost a 10-man defence at times.

"I sensed that was happening to us as well late in the first half so half-time came at a good time.

"And we obviously scored a very good goal. I kept thinking 'God, don't shoot' as Andy ran forward but he did shoot and it was a great strike.

"Not a lot has gone for us in recent games so this is a confidence-boosting win."