FOREST Green head coach David Horseman praised his side’s “incredible character” as they claimed a precious 2-1 comeback win over Crawley.

A Callum Morton double cancelled out Ronan Darcy’s opener to give Rovers only a second home win of the season.

The hosts had James Belshaw to thank for a string of fine saves to help Forest Green to all three points.

“Today we were more clinical and we made bigger blocks and saves that we haven’t been doing of late. Today was about three points because we need to move up the table,” said Horseman.

“At 1-0, it got a little angry around the place,” said Horseman. “The players showed incredible character to come back so I’m really proud of the players, squad, and the staff for sticking together because it is tough times at the moment.

“People have asked me whether it’s toxic in the dressing room but they’ve seen the performances are good. We’ve got a brilliant dressing room – they need to believe in themselves more.”

On Morton’s performance, he said: “I’m delighted for him. The most goals he’s scored in a season is 10 so I want us to help him smash that record. It took some convincing to get him here but people can probably see today why we worked so hard to do it.”

Opposition boss Scott Lindsey added: “Frustration is a word I’d use. We scored a good goal, got ourselves in front, and then gifted the first goal.

“We then let them in with a straight ball down the middle. In my opinion, we gifted them two goals, and in the second half it became hard.

“Forest Green didn’t beat us today, we beat ourselves and that’s the most disappointing thing.”