Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba has capped a brilliant start to life at the City Ground by claiming the club’s Player of the Month award for September.

The 25-year-old was influential during the second month of the campaign, keeping two clean sheets as Forest won all three league games.

Signed for £1.9 million (Nottinghamshire Live) during the summer, Samba already looks like a player who could become Forest’s number one goalkeeper for many years to come.

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The former Caen stopper has signed a four-year contract at the City Ground and even with his Forest career in its infancy, he looks like one of the shrewdest pieces of business done by the club in a long time.

He commands his box with ease, possesses composure when coming for crosses and is ridiculously quick along his line.

The supporters are already loving Samba and following his award, he took to Twitter to speak of his delight:

Given the high regard he is held in with supporters, they have also taken to Twitter to congratulate the Congolese custodian.

Here is a selection of Tweets in response to the message from Samba:

It’s often said that a sound goalkeeper can be worth an extra 15-20 points per-season.

Already during the 2019/20 campaign, Samba has come up trumps to secure invaluable points for the Reds.

He made decent stops against Fulham, kept Blackburn at bay and was quick along his line to ensure Forest went in goalless against Brentford last weekend.

Reds supporters will be hoping that Samba can stay fit and continue to pull out the stops in Forest’s quest to reach the Premier League.

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