Cotterill never doubted Reds
Steve Cotterill never had any doubt that he would keep Nottingham Forest in the Championship.
Cotterill replaced former England head coach Steve McClaren as manager at the City Ground in mid-October with the club 21st in the table and still without a home win. The Reds had taken just eight points from their opening 10 matches under McClaren.
Forest's safety was assured on Tuesday night despite their 1-0 defeat at Reading.
Cotterill said: "We've got the job done, now we have to secure the people who have done well for us. I never thought we couldn't do it, and I haven't moved from that.
"It's a measure of how far we've come that we've achieved the objective of staying up. To be safe with two games to go is a huge achievement.
"We were going down. Without a shadow of a doubt, we were going down. But the squad is unbalanced, it's been left to rack and ruin over the last two years. Now we need to address that."