Nottingham Forest returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Luton Town at Kenilworth Road. Goals from Lewis Grabban and Sammy Ameobi ensured a fruitful afternoon in Bedfordshire for the Reds.
Callum McManaman did pull a late goal back for the Hatters but the Forest rearguard stood firm and ensured a vital three points for boss Sabri Lamouchi.
Defeats to Wigan and Hull had seen Forest slip to 10th in the Championship but this latest victory saw the Reds go back into the top six of the division.
Following the contest, our man Jack Bryan offered analysis on the Reds’ performance with marks out of 10.
Brice Samba – 7
The Congolese stopper was neat and tidy again. He was fortunate to see the offside flag raised in the first half after spilling an effort into the path of Dan Potts who did find the back of the net.
Matty Cash – 8
Another energetic performance from Forest’s man of the moment. Cash is getting better each week.
Joe Worrall – 7
Rock-solid from Forest’s central defensive mainstay. Another play who is clearly reaping the rewards of a prolonged run in the team.
Tobias Figueiredo – 7
Returned to the side at the expense of Chema Rodriguez and was assured throughout.
Yuri Ribeiro – 8
Excellent from the Portuguese left-back and it really is incredible that Forest nabbed Ribeiro on a free transfer.
Ryan Yates – 8
Brilliant performance from the academy graduate who looks to be the answer for Forest in the absence of Samba Sow.
Ben Watson – 7
Kept things ticking from the middle of the park and was a calming influence in the closing stages.
Joe Lolley – 7
A better performance from the Forest winger who showed more of his dazzling self.
Sammy Ameobi – 7
Was in a position to fire home via a deflection in the second half and ensured a torrid time for the Luton full-back.
Tiago Silva – 8
Linked up well with Grabban and it seems likely that the number 10 spot is now Silva’s to lose.
Lewis Grabban – 9
Stunning from the Forest frontman. Took his first goal since the end of September with aplomb and never stopped probing throughout.
Albert Adomah (Ameobi, 71′) – 6
Jack Robinson (Lolley, 83′) – 6
Rafa Mir (Grabban (90+2) – N/A