Joe Worrall heaped praise on Brice Samba after Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 victory over Coventry City on Tuesday night.

The Reds goalkeeper roared back to top form to help Chris Hughton’s team claim an important three points.

Lewis Grabban and a Michael Rose own goal saw Forest come from behind for the first time in over a year to earn a win.

It was perhaps the form of Samba, however, which deserved praise afterwards.

The critics have been out in full force this season and earlier in the campaign, supporters had a point.

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Samba had stopped doing the stuff that had seen him earn rave reviews when he first signed from Caen in 2019.

His one-handed take in the second half is quickly turning into a YouTube classic, with ex-Sky Blues stopper Steve Ogrizovic complementary on commentary.

It was teammate Worrall who took to Twitter though with some praise after his heroics at St Andrews.


The centre-back also stood firm, particularly during the second half and took to social media to mention Samba’s performance, saying:

Has the criticism of Samba been unjust?

Some of it has but he was out of sorts during the early stages of 2020/21.

He was somewhat lackadaisical with his goalkeeping and that cost Forest some goals and points.

In the last couple of months, however, the stopper has been slowly edging back to his best.

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His performance against Coventry was superb.

He commanded his box well, his distribution was excellent and he made two or three really good stops to deny the Sky Blues.

Forest’s recruitment in the summer will see plenty of areas be reinforced.

If Samba continues showing his current level of performance, one of them want be between the posts.

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