Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray relieved after 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray
Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray

MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray has spoken of his relief after his depleted side saw off battling strugglers Nottingham Forest 2-1 last night.

Boro looked to be firmly on course for their first npower Championship victory of 2012 when Marvin Emnes’ deflected effort and Lukas Jutkiewicz’s 20-yard strike immediately before and after half-time gave them a two-goal cushion.

From seemingly out of nowhere, however, Joel Lynch’s 66th-minute header halved the deficit.

And Forest’s cause was further helped when Kevin Thomson was sent off for two bookable offences 15 minutes from time.

“We worked very hard for it,” Mowbray said.

Read a full match report and more of Mowbray’s reaction, plus a full match report on Pools’ defeat at Preston, in today’s Sportmail.