Glenn Murray scored twice on his first start for Nottingham Forest and received praise from Yannick Bolasie afterwards.

The 37-year-old fired a brace as the Reds won 3-0 away at Wycombe, to go four points clear of the relegation zone.

Chris Hughton’s men were never really in danger from the moment Murray fired his first after just six minutes.

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He proved a constant menace throughout the clash and put in a promising debut for his new club.

Murray signed for Forest on transfer deadline day and has penned a short-term deal until the end of the campaign.

After his first start – and goals – for the club, Bolasie took to Twitter to praise the talisman.

The £75,000-a-week Bolasie earned a move himself during the January transfer window.

He penned a loan deal with Middlesbrough after falling out of the picture at Everton.

The 31-year-old has been at Goodison Park since 2016 but hasn’t really got going on Merseyside.

He’s spent time on loan with Aston Villa, Anderlecht and Sporting Lisbon and will now hope to make an impact at Boro.

Bolasie has started both games since arriving to bolster Neil Warnock’s team who are in the hunt for a play-off place.

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Murray and Bolasie played alongside each other for Crystal Palace, featuring in the same time on 65 occasions.

His message to suggest that class is permanent is certainly something that Forest fans will hope to be the case.

Eyebrows were raised and the critics sharpened their knives when Hughton opted for a reunion with the 37-year-old striker.

On Saturday’s showing, Murray has plenty to offer Forest and he could be a big player in the quest to avoid relegation.

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