Nottingham Forest lost 2-1 at Norwich City last night and although the performance was much better, the Reds are deep in the relegation more.

Surprisingly, Chris Hughton’s men aren’t in the relegation zone just yet but with results as they are it seems inevitable at some point.

At Norwich, Forest once again proceeded to press the self-destruct button.

With half-time imminent a poor header from Yuri Ribeiro allowed Jacob Sorensen to fire under Brice Samba.

Then, just four minutes after Anthony Knockaert’s delightful equaliser, Emi Buendia scored an effort which took an almighty effort off Joe Worrall en route.

It was an improved performance but Hughton knows results are paramount right now.

Here we look at Forest three best players from last night.

Joe Lolley

The versatile winger looked far more like his usual self at Carrow Road, cracking the post with an effort when the game was goalless.

 

One big challenge for Hughton is to get Lolley full fit and firing once again and the 28-year-old was much better here.

Lolley has only scored once this season and Forest could dearly do with a few of the strikes he has become accustomed to since he arrived at the City Ground in the coming weeks.

Norwich City v Nottingham Forest - Sky Bet Championship
(Photo; Stephen Pond; Getty Images)

Samba Sow

It’s just a shame the Malian doesn’t stay fit for more of the campaign. If he did, Forest would look far better in the middle of the park.

Some cite Sow as a liability due to his ability to pick up cautions but ultimately Forest look better with him in the team.

The £640,000 warrior was in good form against Norwich and helped Forest combat their attacking threat, particularly in the first half.

Norwich City v Nottingham Forest - Sky Bet Championship
(Photo; Stephen Pond; Getty Images)

Anthony Knockaert

Played for 18 minutes, scored and should have left with an assist after two delightful deliveries into the box.

Madness really that he isn’t rated by plenty of Forest fans, with some seemingly unable to let go of his past.

Ultimately, in the game he hasn’t started it’s taken until his introduction for the Reds to look more like getting back into the game.

Simply has to start against Brentford on Saturday.

Norwich City v Nottingham Forest - Sky Bet Championship
(Photo; Stephen Pond; Getty Images)
Have something to tell us about this article?