Nottingham Forest slipped to their second successive defeat as Hull City left the City Ground with a 2-1 win.
Goals from Josh Megannis and Jarrod Bowen ensured a massive three points for the Tigers, with Matty Cash’s goal proving nothing more than a consolation.
Forest played the last 25 minutes against 10 men following a red card for Megannis. The Northern Ireland International lunging in nastily on Ben Watson to earn an early bath.
Following the performance, we at Seat Pitch rated the players out of 10:
Brice Samba – 7
Did what he had to without fuss. His distribution was first class once again.
Matty Cash – 7
A difficult first half against Kamil Grosicki, followed by a very energetic second-half display.
Joe Worrall – 6
Not the best night for the academy graduate who struggled with the physicality of Magennis.
Chema Rodriguez – 6
The Spaniard did pretty well and does offer the Reds some balance with his left foot.
Jack Robinson – 6
Was given the runaround by Jarrod Bowen. Far too many times Robinson is found wanting with his positional sense and here he played Jon Toral on to set up the second Hull goal.
Ben Watson – 6
Was on the end of a nasty Magennis challenge which saw a red card. Kept things moving but ultimately tried too hard at times.
Tiago Silva – 7
One of Forest’s better players. Looked vibrant throughout and tried his best to get the Reds back on the front foot.
Joe Lolley – 5
Poor night for the Forest winger. Huffs and puffs but when he gives the ball away at the moment his body language is a worry.
Joao Carvalho – 5
Was eventually hooked and it’s looking increasingly unlikely that him and Silva can operate in the same team, sadly.
Sammy Ameobi – 5
Another one who struggled to have any real impact on the game. Struggled for composure but was denied a stonewall penalty in the second half.
Lewis Grabban – 6
Fed on scraps once again in total fairness. Held the ball up well and tried his very best to get Forest back into the game, with limited service in front of goal.
Ryan Yates (Carvalho, 61′) – 6
Looked decent when he came on and could earn another chance on Saturday if Alfa Semedo or Samba Sow continue to miss out.
Adomah (Ameobi, 73′) – 6
Didn’t do a lot in the short time he was on.
Mir (Robinson, 80′) – 6
Had a powerful header saved by George Long in the Hull goal.