Nottingham Forest ensured they finished the decade with two successive victories after beating Wigan Athletic 1-0 at the City Ground.

The contest was decided on the hour when Tobias Figueiredo looped his header beyond Jamie Jones following a Tiago Silva corner.

 

Forest returned to fifth spot in the Championship and will go into Wednesday’s game in confident spirits.

Following the game, Nottingham Forest News looked at the performance of the players and marked them out of 10:

Brice Samba – 8

The hero of the hour for Forest after saving Josh Windass’ penalty kick in the second half. Worked hard for his clean sheet.

Matty Cash – 7

Was decent defensively but didn’t bomb forward as Forest supporters know he can.

Joe Worrall – 7

Neat and tidy from the central defender who made up for his last home showing against Sheffield Wednesday.

Tobias Figueiredo – 8

Scored the winner and is looking like Forest’s best central defender right now.

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Chema Rodriguez – 6

Struggled a bit in the second half but did throw himself into several strong challenges.

Ben Watson – 7

Did what he does best off the ball and kept things ticking along in possession.

Ryan Yates – 5

Not the best afternoon for the Forest youngster who proved largely anonymous once again.

Alfa Semedo – 6

Gave away a second-half penalty and still showed signs of ring rust after a long period out of action

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Sammy Ameobi – 6

The winger huffed and puffed but never really got going as the Reds lacked an element of creativity once more.

Joao Carvalho – 6

Looked like a man badly struggling for confidence following his withdrawal. If he isn’t going to play as a number 10, he becomes largely isolated.

Lewis Grabban – 7

Ran his socks off once again and should have added to his tally. Forest struggled to make the ball stick in the final third after the striker was taken off.

Substitutions 

Joe Lolley (Carvalho, 56′) – 7

Tiago Silva (Yates, 56′) – 7

Albert Adomah (Grabban, 83′) – 6

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