Nottingham Forest secured their second away point of the season with a 1-1 draw against Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

The Reds ensured a share of the spoils thanks to an Albert Adomah goal which cancelled out Lyle Taylor’s opener for the hosts.

A point looks like a decent one for Sabri Lamouchi’s team and comes on the back of Saturday’s emphatic 3-0 win over Birmingham.

Following last night’s game, we looked at three takeaways from the contest:

Solid backline emerging

Last season Forest chopped and changed central defenders like nobody’s business and it wasn’t exactly healthy.

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This season the central defensive partnership of Joe Worrall and Michael Dawson looks to be getting better with each game.

Last night, Worrall turned in arguably his best performance in a Forest shirt, whilst the experienced Dawson was also impressive.

Carl Jenkinson made a solid debut, whilst although he was perhaps below-par last night, Jack Robinson is typically decent.

Bostock could be a shrewd signing

It wasn’t until the on-loan Toulouse midfielder was introduced in the second half that things started to look up for Forest.


The whole complexion of the game changed when the 27-year-old came on and his presence in midfield allowed the Reds to be more probing.

Many supporters were unsure what to make of Bostock when he arrived at the City Ground but on this performance, he could be a very big player for Forest this season.

Lolley is sorely missed

The influential winger proved how important he is to the way in which Forest play, without actually being on the pitch.

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Lolley was ruled out with a foot injury prior to kick-off and his absence was telling in a first 45 minutes that bordered on shambolic.

The Reds could barely put two passes together and had very little in the way of an attacking outlet.

It is fair to say that Lolley is once again going to prove vitally important for Forest over the course of the campaign.

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