Nottingham Forest drew 0-0 with Watford during a pretty drab game at the City Ground – although it did end a run of three successive defeats for Chris Hughton’s men.

The Reds didn’t really test Ben Foster in the Hornets goal, although Brice Samba also had a relatively easy night.

Forest will head to Reading in far more confident spirits and there were some positives to take.

Following the latest point for the Reds we looked at the performance of the players and rated them out of 10.

Brice Samba – 6

Had a couple of dodgy moments early doors but in large he deserved his clean sheet for a pretty steady second-half performance.

Cyrus Christie – 7

Much better from the right-back who kept things simple. More of the same required from the on-loan Fulham man.

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Tobias Figueiredo – 7

Again, another player vastly improved from the weekend. Still looks a little uneasy when trying to play it out from the back but defended well.

Joe Worrall – 7.5

Great to see the academy graduate back. With no fans in the stadium, you could hear the 23-year-old barking orders to his teammates.

Yuri Ribeiro – 6

Grew into the game but is still finding his feet this season. Did cope pretty well up against Ismaila Sarr.

Ryan Yates – 6

Plenty of energy but struggled to get his radar going when it came to spraying the ball about. Let the game bypass him a little bit.

Harry Arter – 6

Wasted a few good chances but let’s be honest, he wasn’t signed for his finishing qualities. Did get Forest on the front foot more often in the second half but is still striving for full fitness.

Cafu – 7.5

A fantastic performance from the big man. He was a little wasteful on occasions and his touch also let him down a couple of times but for a maiden start, he was impressive.

Anthony Knockaert – 6

Just didn’t get his eye in throughout. If anything, the Frenchman needs to stop trying to do it all on his own. This wasn’t his best showing.

Joe Lolley – 6

Looked far more lively in the second half and tried his best to get Forest going. How Forest could do with some of his magic at the moment.

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Lyle Taylor – 6

Isolated once again and the big challenge for Hughton is to get more chances for the ex-Charlton man.


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