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Davies delighted as high-flying Forest leapfrog the Baggies

Billy Davies had nothing but glowing praise for his Nottingham Forest side after their emphatic 3-1 triumph at promotion rivals West Brom, but warned they have won nothing yet.

The Reds stretched their unbeaten run to 18 games with a fully deserved victory at The Hawthorns that sent a stark warning to those competing at the top end of the Championship.

The result saw Forest leapfrog the Baggies and take their place in the top two for the first time this season. But it was also the manner of the performance which left Davies understandably delighted -- almost a year to the day after he took charge with the East Midlands club struggling at the wrong end of the table.

He said: "It's a very important three points and psychologically it's a very important win, but I still feel it's only three points at this stage of the season. It's no more.

"But it's the manner of which we came here because this is a big club. To come and show the courage this young team showed and to pass it and play positive...

"We had to come here and justify our position in the league."

Dexter Blackstock, Radoslaw Malewski and Chris Cohen were all on target for the visitors before substitute Roman Bednar netted a consolation for Albion.

"It's probably been the worst performance that we've had (this season)," said Baggies boss Roberto Di Matteo. "We didn't play tonight which is unusual."