Nottingham Forest beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 at the City Ground to put some daylight between them and the Owls in the battle to avoid relegation.

The Reds won thanks to an early goal from Yuri Ribeiro and a late strike by the returning Lewis Grabban.

Forest were comfortable in victory and made light work of a hapless Wednesday side who are staring League One in the face.

Following a vastly improved performance we looked at the players and rated their performance out of 10.

Brice Samba – 7

Had very little to do but came for a good cross in the first half and his distribution was decent.

Cyrus Christie – 7

A poor first half but came back strong in the second to get forward well.

Joe Worrall – 8

He did everything he had to with minimal fuss and his public pep talk seemed to pay off after an improved performance.

Loic Mbe Soh – 8

A good performance by the youngster who grew into the game. Does look a little clumsy aerially but he will get better.

Yuri Ribeiro – 8

His best game since returning to the team and a goal for his efforts. Excellent.

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Samba Sow – 9

Wow. Forest should let Sow put his feet up until it comes to travelling down to London to face Millwall on Saturday. A truly stunning performance.

Ryan Yates – 7

Broke things up quite nicely but was occasionally wasteful in possession.

Alex Mighten – 8

A quality performance from the trickster who belied his tender years with a mature performance. Full of tricks.

Cafu – 9

Class from the man on loan from Portugal. His passing was good, he showed determination and never stopped running throughout. Claimed an assist for the first goal.

Sammy Ameobi – 9

Another standout performer, Ameobi was far more like the player Forest fans knew and loved last season.

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Lyle Taylor- 7

Worked hard, ran himself into the ground but took an early knock and that seemed to knock him out of sorts a bit.


Lewis Grabban (Taylor) – 8

The bagsman is back! Grabban came on in the second half and was rewarded with a first goal of the season.

Joe Lolley (Mighten) – N/A

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