Glenn Murray scored twice yesterday and afterwards, he received praise from Celtic loanee Shane Duffy and ex-Nottingham Forest man Simon Cox.
The Reds striker was handed a first start by Chris Huhgton with Lewis Grabban ruled out through injury.
Murray took just six minutes to open his account for Forest, with a delicious lob over the head of Ryan Allsop.
After 54 minutes he had two to his name. After winning a penalty he stepped up and buried another effort.
Anthony Knockaert put the seal on a well-deserved victory secure a vital three points.
After a frustrating campaign so far, Murray will be delighted.
The 37-year-old is a proven goalscorer at Championship level and here he proved that age is just a number.
His work rate was good, he looked lively and his first goal was arguably the best strike Forest have scored this season.
After the game he took to Twitter to speak of his delight at playing football once again and received praise from Duffy and Cox.
Some eyebrows were raised when Hughton plucked Murray from Brighton to aid his team’s survival bid.
He hadn’t been playing during a loan spell at Watford and at 37, plenty of supporters had their reservations.
As Duffy quite rightly points out though, class is indeed permanent and Murray looks like being a good player for Forest.
He took his first goal with aplomb, whilst his second was a neatly taken penalty.
Forest have struggled for goals this season and Murray already looks like helping with that.
The experienced talisman added an element of physicality to the Forest attack and he’s made a strong start to life at the City Ground.