Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has told the Middlesbrough Gazette that Nottingham Forest’s front four is as good as anything in the Championship.

The Reds travel to the Riverside Stadium this weekend looking to continue their unbeaten run of four games.

Forest added 14 new players during the summer and Warnock claims he envies Chris Hughton given the squad at his disposal.

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He told the Middlesbrough Gazette: “They have got one of the best squads in the whole league.

“When you look at the numbers they’ve got, I envy them. They’ve got two teams and we can barely name all substitutes.

“I don’t know how many they signed, but the front four is as good as anything in the league.”

Forest’s front four on Wednesday at Luton saw Anthony Knockaert and Sammy Ameobi on the flanks, with Joe Lolley in the No.10 role and Lyle Taylor up top.


Warnock is probably right when he says the front four is as good as anything in the league – and the backup options aren’t bad either.

Forest must start to flex ambition

Lewis Grabban is still to come back into the fold, with Luke Freeman also in reserve on the bench in the last few matches.

It’s all good and well having the players on paper but Forest need to start picking up some wins on the pitch.

One pleasing aspect of Hughton’s tenure so far is that he hasn’t chopped and changed the side for the sake of it.

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The back five has remained consistent throughout his four games in charge, with the 18 players largely staying the same.

As things settle, Forest should start to claim more victories and supporters would love to see Warnock proved right to praise the Reds come 5pm tomorrow evening.

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