Nottingham Forest defeated Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 at the City Ground to head into the international break with 12 points from Chris Hughton’s first seven games in charge.
The Reds have lost just once under their new boss, with yesterday’s three points the third time a game has been won this season.
Forest were in control for all but about 15 minutes of the contest and with the game opening up, Hughton’s men should have scored more.
Following the second victory this week, we looked at the players’ performances and marked them out of 10 for their efforts.
Brice Samba – 7
A commanding presence in the Forest goal, Samba cleared his lines with aplomb on many occasions.
Cyrus Christie – 8
Probably his best performance in a Forest shirt, Christie produced a gorgeous cross for the opening goal.
Tobias Figueiredo -7
Coped extremely well with the aerial presence of Adebayo Akinfenwa when the big man was introduced in the second half.
Scott McKenna – 8
An absolute rock at the back, the former Aberdeen man has undoubtedly been the signing of the summer so far.
Yuri Ribeiro – 7
Is it any coincidence that Forest have claimed six points during this week and the 23-year-old has played in both games? Probably not.
Anthony Knockaert – 7
Worked himself into the ground and his critics really need to give him a break. His delivery is typically brilliant and the lack of a goal or assist at Forest just yet, isn’t a reflection of his work rate.
Jack Colback – 8
Edging back to his best is the former Newcastle man who broke things up in midfield really well.
Samba Sow – 6
Didn’t enjoy the best of games during the first 45 minutes and was hooked at half-time. Probably jaded having not played for so long.
Sammy Ameobi – 6
The winger’s radar was slightly off yesterday and cut a frustrated figure when he went off in the second half.
Miguel Angel Guerrero – 8
A stunning performance by the Spaniard who linked up superbly well with Taylor in attack. Deserved a goal for his efforts.
Lyle Taylor – 9
An absolute battering ram of a striker. Taylor scored a cute first goal and finished the game off with a goal which displayed brute force. A wonderful performance.