Cyrus Christie had a decent game on Wednesday night as Nottingham Forest drew 1-1 with Luton Town – and afterwards, he sent a message to supporters on Instagram.

The right-back arrived at the City Ground in the summer and played in every game since Chris Hughton took charge.

Christie, 28, has the thankless task of replacing Matty Cash who was sold to Aston Villa for £16 million in the summer.

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Of course, the ex-Derby player isn’t on Cash’s level but he is a safe performer when it comes to operating in the Championship.

Christie set up Forest’s goal on Wednesday. His delightful cross was sent into the net via Glen Rea’s head for an own goal.

On his Instagram, the defender asked the question of whether or not it counted as an assist – and also praised Forest’s fighting spirit.

Since Hughton arrived at the City Ground there does seem to be a real togetherness on the pitch.


The players seem determined to start picking up points for each other despite a tricky start to the campaign.

Forest go to one of Christie’s former clubs tomorrow in Middlesbrough, looking to continue their unbeaten run.

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With three games left between now and the next international break, a couple of wins would really help the table look a little better.

Although early days, Forest will know that a couple of wins at this stage could really see them fly into the higher echelons of the division.

Christie’s assist perhaps highlight’s what he’s all about. The player is decent going forward but can sometimes look suspect defensively.

At Luton he was largely good at both ends of the pitch and Forest will demand more of the same as the season progresses.

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