Nottingham Forest were beaten for the third time in as many Championship games this season against Blackburn Rovers. The Reds went down 2-1 to Tony Mowbray’s side leaving Chris Hughton’s team down in the dumps.

Not a single point has been collected yet by Forest and fans are at breaking point. Hughton’s record at the City Ground is truly abysmal and supporters vented their frustrations last night.

Following the performance, we looked at Forest’s three best players as we tried to ponder some positives amid a chaotic night on Trentside.

Three best Forest players during Blackburn loss:

Fin Back

The 18-year-old was forced into the action early on when Jordi Osei-Tutu picked up an injury in the opening 18 minutes.

He was up against Sam Gallagher who casts an imposing figure on the left-wing for Blackburn. He wasn’t overawed though and coped well on his Championship debut.

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Given the injury and suspension problems that are stacking up for Forest, the academy talent could end up playing at Stoke too.

 

On last night’s performance, he deserves that chance and could go from strength to strength this season.

Scott McKenna

McKenna made three clearances during the contest and was largely impressive at the back. He can’t do it all himself though and must be desperately hoping to see Joe Worrall alongside him soon.

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The Scotland international has proved a decent addition to the Forest squad. Building quality around him is now integral if the team is to be successful.

At 24 McKenna has a bright future ahead of him and he could prove to be a mainstay in future years for Forest.

Philip Zinckernagel

On last night’s showing the on-loan Watford man is far too good for Nottingham Forest. Quite how the club managed to get him on loan is a mystery.

He forced two good saves from the Blackburn goalkeeper early doors and equalised for Forest with a brilliant goal from distance in the second half.

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The 26-year-old will be integral to the team’s fortunes between now and January when Watford will have the opportunity to recall him if they see fit.

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