Nottingham Forest played out a 0-0 draw with promotion hopefuls Bournemouth during a drab City Ground affair.

The Reds defended superb well throughout the 90 minutes and in the first half showed some good attacking intent.

Chris Hughton opted for a conservative in the second period, however, with Forest taking a share of the spoils.

The Reds now head to Swansea in midweek looking to continue their good form in the Championship.

Following today’s game, we looked at Forest’s three best players.

Joe Worrall

The Sky Sports Man of the Match and once again showcased why Premier League clubs are monitoring his progress.

Forest through and through, Worrall led by example from the back and Tobias Figueiredo was also excellent alongside him.

Worrall did have a good chance to score in the second half but just failed to make contact with a cross.

 

Forest are now seeing just how much they missed his defending during the opening stages of the campaign.

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Anthony Knockaert

The Frenchman once again highlighted why Hughton was keen to renew his loan spell until the end of the season.

He may have his critics but nobody can knock the work rate which he puts in on a weekly basis.

Knockaert put a couple of delicious balls into the box again and on another day might have finished with an assist.

He also had a half chance to score in the first half but fired straight at Asmir Begovic.

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Glenn Murray

Should have taken his tally in a Forest shirt to three in three outings but saw a second half header cleared off the line by Ben Pearson.

Anyone who had any doubts about his ability at 37-years-old needn’t have worried.

He showcased some real energy in leading the line on his own and was a constant menace to the Bournemouth back four.

Could be a big player for the Reds between now and the end of the season.

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