Teddy Encouraged

Teddy Sheringham says there are good points to be taken from the draw at Pride Park on Wednesday night.

"It was frustrating that we didn't win the game but having said that I felt we controlled the game, really," he says.

"It was a good display of passing and moving again but we had a couple cleared off the line and other chances that have gone begging.

"The positive you can take out of it is that it was a good performance but, although we have not slipped up as such, because you would not necessarily expect to come to such places and win, when you dominate games like that it would be nice to go on and get the three points."

Fans who made the two trips to east Midlands in recent days may find it hard to believe only one point has been gleaned from the journeys and Teddy says:

"Our away form has been very good apart from the Coventry game where we didn't really get involved.

"We have played some lovely football and we deserve to have more points on the table - but the table doesn't lie and we have got to start converting these draws into victories.

"It is frustrating but we are in a decent position and I feel we have such a good squad at the moment with only one or two injuries.

"It would be nice if we could capitalise on things now while we are looking formidable because there will be times when we have seven or eight injuries at one time and we will be a little bit short."

Teddy dismisses the incident concerning Bobby Zamora - who denies deliberately stamping on Jason Talbot - and says: "It was right in the far corner so I don't know what happened but I have not even spoken to him about it."

Alan Pardew admitted after the defeat at Forest that it made for a difficult week, and Teddy acknowledges that hasn't changed following the draw on Wednesday.

"There is most definitely pressure on Saturday but Wolves are under pressure as well and need the points.

"But we will be having this sort of conversation throughout the season - there is pressure to get points against the teams that are around you and it a shame we have only got one from the last two games.

"But, as I said at the start of the campaign, we are going to have our ups and downs, think we are on a run and then get a knock-back, so we have to pick ourselves up from the Derby game and push on from there - because it was a good performance and hopefully we will get one against Wolves on Saturday."

Marlon Harewood and Teddy Sheringham saw the shrine to Brian Clough at the main entrance at Pride Park, having contributed to the one at Forest by placing a signed West Ham shirt on the gat at the City ground.

"We paid our tribute to a legend of a man on Sunday and it was lovely to have the experience of playing under Cloughie for a year; he taught me a whole new method of playing football and it was nice to be involved in his day.

"Marlon wanted to do it as well and it was a nice touch - what the whole day was about."