Nottingham Forest were made to sweat on their place in the play-offs as they were forced to settle for a draw against Swansea City.

Sammy Ameobi equalised twice for the Reds in the 2-2 draw as Rhian Brewster and Andre Ayew twice edged the Swans in front.


Kyle Naughton saw red in the second half for the visitors and Forest were perhaps unfortunate not to win the game.

Lamouchi’s team now need just a single point from their final two games to secure a play-off place.

Following the game we looked at five things we learned from the contest:

Mighten edging closer to start

The youngster showed Naughton a clean set of heels with the ex-Tottenham man earning himself a red card for his woeful lunge.

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Mighten showed more in 13 minutes than Da Costa did before him and the academy graduate looks extremely talented.

The 18-year-old perhaps isn’t quite ready to start just yet but all these cameo appearances are certainly edging him closer.

Tiago is a homeboy

The Portuguese maestro completely turned this game on its head with a stunning introduction from the bench.

Forest have often been too negative at home and within five minutes of Silva stepping off the bench, the Reds looked more probing.

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He was part of everything good as Forest poured forward looking for a winner and instantly put Swansea’s midfield on the back foot.

Silva not being present in the first half will hopefully have taught Lamouchi a lot going forwards.


For a team fifth in the league, Forest looked like a group of rabbits stranded in the middle of the M1 for the first 20 minutes.

This group has defied their critics all season and the players need to realise how good they can be.

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Once Forest made some changes and switched it around a bit, the confidence flowed through the team.

More of than in the last two games will see Forest into the top six at a canter.

Almighty Ameobi

The 28-year-old is looking an extremely shrewd free signing and this was the tip of the iceberg as far as his season is concerned.

Ameobi is always hardworking but that sometimes compensates for some frustrating ball work.

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The winger had the lot against the Swans though and his two goals will live long in the memory.

His first was high into the net after some neat footwork, with his second a thunderbolt into the bottom corner in the second half.

Worrall back to his best

The ever-present performer had come in for some stick after his uncharacteristic error against Derby.

Here he bounced back with absolute aplomb though and although the in-form Brewster did score, he was kept relatively quiet.

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Worrall is a youngster who will only continue to get better and he’s another player who seems to raise his game when the chips are down.

The Hucknall-born defender can be pleased with his efforts here.

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