Nottingham Forest ended their run of five games without a win by beating Hull City 2-0 at the KCOM Stadium.

The Reds secured a vital three points thanks to a brace from Lewis Grabban who made it 12 for the campaign.


Sabri Lamouchi badly needed this victory to keep his side on course for the play-offs.

It was never really in doubt for Forest who were in complete control from start to finish.

Following the game, Nottingham Forest News looked at the players’ performances and rated them out of 10:

Brice Samba – 7

Coped extremely well with everything he was thrown on a rare quiet afternoon for the goalkeeper.

Matty Cash – 7

Back to his best after a difficult run of games. The academy graduate threw himself into tackles and got forward well.

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Joe Worrall – 8

The 22-year-old was also impressive on an afternoon where he needed to be at his best.

Tobias Figueiredo – 7

Another solid showing from the Portuguese defender who looks at home alongside Worrall.

Chema Rodriguez – 8

Struggled at left-back against Huddersfield but this performance showed he could be capable of filling in on the left-hand side of the back four.

Ben Watson – 7

Marshalled the back four with aplomb and looks to be edging back to his form from earlier in the campaign.

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Samba Sow – 8

Forest look a whole lot better with him in the team and will hope his injury isn’t a bad one.

Alfa Semedo – 7

The Portuguese powerhouse bullied Hull and this was a solid showing from the youngster.

Tiago Silva – 9

Fantastic once more from Silva. The little magician tormented the Tigers and really showcased his array of skill.

Joe Lolley – 7

Tracked back well and was unlucky not to score with a superb acrobatic effort which flew over the bar.

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Lewis Grabban – 9

Where to start with the Forest talisman. Scored twice and looked lively, determined and ferocious in the attack.


Sammy Ameobi (Sow, 44′) – 7

Ryan Yates (Semedo, 69′) – 7

Joao Carvalho (Lolley, 89′) – N/A

Vital statistics were provided by Jack Bryan

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