Nottingham Forest were made to settle for a point against Rotherham United after a 1-1 draw at the City Ground last night.
The Reds equalised through Sammy Ameobi after Dan Barlaser’s penalty had given the visitors a shock lead.
Forest missed a host of good chances to take all three points and Chris Hughton will be hoping his side will be more ruthless on Friday night.
Following last night’s performance, we looked at the players and marked their performance out of 10.
Brice Samba – 7
Had precious little to do but coped well with what he was needed for. His distribution was once again quality.
Cyrus Christie – 7
The right-back gave away the penalty but looking at the replay he can count himself unfortunate. Got forward well in the attack.
Tobias Figueiredo – 9
Another solid display by the Portuguese performer who was even more impressive than he was on Saturday.
Scott McKenna – 9
Won every header and was a real colossus at the heart of the Forest back four. For a young lad, he has a strong ability to identify when to clear and when to play out.
Nicholas Ioannou – 6
Not the Cypriot’s best night as he struggled to get to grips with Rotherham overloading the right flank. A learning curve for the ex-Manchester United man.
Ryan Yates – 6
Missed a glorious chance to equalise for the Reds with a header that seemed harder to miss. Was pretty quiet in the middle of the park.
Jack Colback – 6
Still showing signs of ring rust after spending some time out injured. Hughton utilising Yates and Colback together does make the Reds somewhat one dimensional.
Sammy Ameobi – 7
Despite his goal, it was a pretty frustrating night for Ameobi. Despite that, he did work his socks off at both ends of the pitch and tried to get Forest going.
Luke Freeman – 6
A real off night for the on-loan Sheffield United man who was hooked during the second half.
Joe Lolley – 8
During the last two encounters, the Forest flyer has been edging back to his best and he was a constant menace against Rotherham.
Lewis Grabban – 6
Claimed an assist for Ameobi’s goal but fluffed his lines after rounding the goalkeeper, missing a big chance to claim all three points.
Arter (Colback) – 8
Changed the game completely for the second game running and surely has to start against Derby on Friday night.
Taylor (Grabban) – 6
Another lively performance from the striker, who like Arter, must be getting close to a start.