There has been plenty of speculation on Twitter as to who would feature in a best Nottingham Forest eleven if only performances from 2010 counted.
Although the Reds haven’t enjoyed much success on the pitch during that time, it’s fair to say the club has still seen some quality players.
Rather than getting involved in a Twitter dispute with our loyal supporters, our editor Lee Clarke picked his best eleven from 2010.
GK – Lee Camp
Every day and twice on a Sunday, Camp was the best goalkeeper outside the Premier League for two seasons at Nottingham Forest. At times he single-handedly won the club points and produced several magic moments.
He often gets a lot of flak on the basis he was very open about wanting to move to the Premier League towards the end of his time on Trentside.
RB – Matty Cash
Last season’s right-back was utterly brilliant last season, featuring in 41 league games for the Reds.
Departed for Aston Villa to land Forest a £16 million windfall and was recently named in the Team of the Week after marking Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of a game against Arsenal.
CB – Wes Morgan
Departed in 2012 for Leicester City where he has since won the Premier League with Forest’s East Midlands rivals.
Probably warrants a place in the team for a stunning goal against Notts County which spared Forest’s blushes against their noisy neighbours.
CB – Jack Hobbs
Scored a famous goal against Derby County which ultimately cost Nigel Clough his job and was largely decent for Forest.
The central defender arrived from Hull City and made 86 appearances for the Reds, despite suffering with a troublesome back problem.
LB – Chris Cohen
Not exactly a position in which Forest have been blessed with lots of options but take nothing away from the Reds stalwart.
Cohen served the football club with distinction and wherever he was asked to play he always oozed class and gave his all.
CM – Andy Reid
Another man who adhered himself to the football club with his love for the Garibaldi – and also a player who possessed arguably the best left-foot to ever grace the City Ground.
John Robertson gets the accolade for the club’s best ever player but for fans of a certain age, Reid might just take that accolade in their eyes.
CM – Lewis McGugan
The homegrown talent gets in the team based on his performances during the 2010/11 campaign.
McGugan scored 13 goals and registered 16 assists as the Reds qualified for the Championship play-offs.
RW – Michail Antonio
The fact that Forest only managed to get £7 million when West Ham United signed him remains criminal.
Although Forest were in a difficult position in terms of being under a transfer embargo, the club should have asked for more from the Hammers.
In 54 games for the Reds he scored 19 goals and registered 15 assists.
LW – Joe Lolley
He’s had his critics in recent months but ultimately form is temporary and class is permanent.
The 27-year-old cost Forest less than £1 million and during the 2018/19 campaign he was largely viewed as the Championship’s best winger.
Lolley has scored 23 goals and registered 26 assists during his time at the City Ground.
ST – Britt Assombalonga
The closest Forest have come to finding the heir to Stan Collymore’s throne was Assombalonga.
He scored 30 goals in 69 appearances and would have scored plenty more were it not for the fact he missed nine months through injury.
ST – Lewis Grabban
As the only striker to score 20 goals in one campaign since 2010, the current Forest star has to make the team.
He fired 17 goals during 2018/19 and topped that with 20 strikes last time around.
Robert Earnshaw is unlucky to miss out but ultimately Grabban’s goal haul gives him the nod.