Sean O'Driscoll tells Guedioura to keep shooting after his spectacular strike shot down Wolves
SEAN O'Driscoll today told Adlene Guedioura to keep trying his luck from distance – even if some of his shots do find the stands, rather than the back of the net.
The Algerian international smashed home a spectacular goal to earn Nottingham Forest their first win at Molineux in 32 years on Saturday, after leaving Wolves in the summer for a permanent switch to the City Ground.
Manager O'Driscoll admits Guedioura is often wildly off target with some of his long-range efforts – but has told him to keep trying his luck if he can reproduce goals of this quality, as he helped the Reds to claim a 2-1 win.
"We have seen Adlene wanting to shoot from ridiculous distances and often they will sail over the corner flag or into the stand… but he does have goals like that in him," said O'Driscoll.
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"If he can control it and he catches them right, he can score goals like that. He is capable of getting two or three like that in a season.
"I am pleased for him, given that he was coming back to the club that gave him a chance over here. He was respectful in the way he celebrated.
"We have tried to install some discipline in him, because he has undoubted ability. But I am pleased for him, because he has worked hard on his game and he deserved his goal."
There was also a personal connection for O'Driscoll, who was born and raised in Wolverhampton – and supported the club when he was growing up.
Many of his family remain Wolves fans, but he hopes they will be pleased for him.
"I don't think I will get any earache from the family, no. Hopefully they will be pleased for me that we came here and got the win," he said.
"We were a goal down after five minutes and I must admit I thought 'here we go again'. But we got back into it quickly, we recovered, we stayed in the game and it was a great ball and a great finish from Billy (Sharp) to level things for us."
The one black moment on an otherwise positive afternoon was an injury to Simon Cox, who is feared to have broken a bone in his foot or ankle.
"He heard a crack and, as soon as the lads went to him, they said that we needed a stretcher," said O'Driscoll.
"They took him back in the club car to Nottingham to get an x-ray. But when anyone comes off the pitch on a stretcher, be it one of your own players or somebody from the opposition, it is never something you enjoy seeing."