Nottingham Forest take on Hull City this evening under the City Ground lights looking to get back to winning ways.

The Reds tasted defeat for the first time since the opening game of the season on Sunday when Wigan ended their unbeaten run at 10 games.

It has been a while since Forest challenged for promotion and the order of the day for boss Sabri Lamouchi is to revive a club that has underachieved in recent times.

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Back during the 2010/11 campaign, the Reds were gunning for promotion to the Premier League and a Lewis McGugan strike entered City Ground folklore.

The midfielder became something of an enigma on Trentside and following his departure, he would lose his way considerably.

During that season though he came of age. He netted 12 goals and registered 16 assists as Forest secured a top-six finish in the Championship.

Many of his goals caught the eye but none more so than the free-kick which he scored against Ipswich Town on this day nine years ago.

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With the half-time interval approaching the Reds were handed a free-kick a good 35 yards out. McGugan smashed an unstoppable effort with his laces which swirled straight into the top corner beyond Marton Fulop.

Video footage of the stunning strike has emerged on Twitter today via Forest TV:


Fans were quick to remember the strike and paid tribute to their former player with a series of comments:

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