Nottingham Forest and Derby County played out a 1-1 draw at Pride Park as both sides edged their way further from the relegation zone.

James Garner gave Forest the lead after 33 minutes with his left-footed effort slipping under the grasp of David Marshall.

From there the Reds were comfortable and were cruising towards all three points on Derby soil.

It wasn’t to be though and Colin Kazim-Richards’ goal seven minutes from time handed Wayne Rooney’s team an unlikely point.

Chris Hughton will be disappointed not to get a win but it’s now 1230 days and counting since Forest were last beaten by the Rams.

Following the game, we looked at the performance of the players and rated them out of 10.

Brice Samba – 7.5

Powerless to prevent Derby’s goal and made some really good aerial claims throughout.

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Cyrus Christie – 7.5

Looks to be gaining some consistency and did well up against Martyn Waghorn and Kamil Jozwiak.

Tobias Figueiredo – 7

Was at fault for the goal but otherwise solid as a rock once again. He’ll have nightmares about his poor clearance which allowed the Rams to score.

Joe Worrall – 8

Colossal at the back and led Forest by example once more. Is proving integral to the Reds’ defensive unit.

Yuri Ribeiro – 7

A steady performance for the Portuguese performer who does give Forest a bit extra going forward than Gaetan Bong.

Cafu – 8

A very classy performance from the midfielder. Was busy, intelligent and recycled the ball extremely well.

James Garner – 8

The Manchester United youngster is getting better with every game he plays. Was fortunate for his goal but he won’t care one bit.

Anthony Knockaert – 8.5

Arguably Forest’s best player on the night. Made an England under-21 international look average in Lee Buchanan and was a constant menace.

Filip Krovinovic – 7.5

Another strong performance from the Croatian. The only criticism is that he perhaps should have scored in the second half.

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Luke Freeman 6.5

A surprise inclusion ahead of Joe Lolley and Sammy Ameobi. Tried his best but still looks somewhat short of match fitness and was pretty wasteful in possesion.

Glenn Murray – 7

Provides the Reds with a strong outlet in attack and held the ball up well. With more service he should find his way to the goal trail pretty easily.


Lyle Taylor (Murray) – 6.5

Tyler Blackett (Freeman) – N/A

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