Nottingham Forest roared to success at Loftus Road, thumping QPR 4-0 to go up to fourth-place in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Reds secured the three points thanks to strikes from Tobias Figueiredo, Lewis Grabban, Joao Carvalho and Alfa Semedo.

It was a workmanlike performance from Forest who didn’t really need to be in anything other than third gear to thrash QPR.

The result piled the misery on R’s boss Mark Warburton who has now overseen six winless fixtures.

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Forest are ticking along nicely and after losing two games after the last international break some cynics suggested the bubble had burst.

Following last night’s game, Joe Worrall chose a selection of images to make a cheeky suggestion about Carvalho.

Following a first league goal of the campaign for the Portuguese maestro, Worrall was pictured holding the name on the back of his shirt aloft; reminding the supporters of just who he is.

After the game, he paired that image up with one of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, with the caption ‘close enough’.

Carvalho has taken some time to get into the swing of things this season. He was injured in the club’s first pre-season game at Alfreton Town and as a result, his form has stuttered.

The 22-year-old notched his first goal in the Championship last night and he will now hope to kick on.

Tiago Silva has been the Portuguese player to catch the eye so far and Carvalho will hope to become a first-team regular as the season progresses.

With Forest playing well, forcing his way in won’t be easy.

Some supporters still maintain, however, that Forest are far more creative when Carvalho is on the pitch than when he isn’t.

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