Sean O'Driscoll believes quality in dressing room will provide Nottingham Forest's belief
SEAN O'Driscoll believes Nottingham Forest will never be short of self-belief or resilience this season – because they have so many potential match-winners.
The Reds will be hoping to bounce back from their first league defeat of the campaign when they face Derby County on Sunday at the City Ground.
But O'Driscoll believes his Forest players will never be short on confidence, when they take a look at the other players around them in the dressing room.
The Reds have demonstrated their ambition this summer by signing the likes of Simon Cox, Henri Lansbury, Danny Collins, Billy Sharp and Adlene Guedioura, among 11 new additions.
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And with the likes of Lewis McGugan, Andy Reid and Dexter Blackstock already at the club, O'Driscoll knows his squad is not short of quality.
"Resilience comes from the belief that the squad we have, within the team you pick for every game, there is somebody in there who can produce something," said O'Driscoll.
"They look around the dressing room and they think 'he can do something, he could come on and make a difference'.
"Whether it is to come on and score a goal or to make something happen, there is a balance to the team.
"The subs in the last few games have been terrific. People have spoken about our resilience, but we have resilience because we look at our bench and think 'we can change things here'.
"That has given us the chance to get back into things against Birmingham and against Palace.
"When you look at Championship sides, if you analyse their bench, that will give you an idea of how strong the club is.
"Our bench, at the minute, is as strong as it can be."
And O'Driscoll has been encouraged by the players' attitude when they have been left on the bench.
"Everyone wants to do well; everyone wants to start matches. It is how you react when you don't," he said.
"Dexter wanted to start at Palace and he was disappointed when he didn't. But his reaction was first-class.
"He got his just reward with the goal – and he could even have got a winner too."