Nottingham Forest were hammered 4-0 by Premier League outfit Wolves last night. Bruno Lage opted to go with a strong outfit and they were far too good for Forest’s young guns selected by Chris Hughton.

Forest have lost five of their six matches played this season. The only win came in the first round of the Carabao Cup when Bradford City were beaten 2-1 at the City Ground.

The Reds have plenty of work to do and the 2021/22 campaign already looks in danger of becoming an absolute nightmare.

Following last night’s game, we tried to draw some positives and looked at three players who can hold their heads high despite the thrashing.

Three best Forest players during Wolves loss:

Ethan Horvath

The American goalkeeper is hot on the heels of number one stopper Brice Samba. On this performance, he is edging very close indeed to whipping the gloves away from the Congolese stopper.

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Forest’s rearguard did stand firm for a lot of last night. The final half an hour proved tough, although in the first half Horvath was in fine form.

 

A former Club Brugge stopper with Champions League experience, Horvath looks like a solid free signing for the Reds.

Fin Back

The 18-year-old is developing at a frantic rate. He’s been thrown in at the deep end and instead of sinking, he’s giving Adam Peaty a run for his money!

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Back was once again brilliant despite the top-flight opposition. With more games under his belt, he will only improve and on current form, supporters would like to see more of him.

Jordan Gabriel will be back from suspension for Saturday’s trip to Derby and that gives Hughton a serious dilemma.

Oli Hammond

A real baptism of fire for the Under-23 captain. He was handed his professional debut by Hughton and he didn’t disappoint.

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The Reds midfielder looked a decent prospect and he’ll now return to the under-23 ranks and hope to enjoy a strong campaign.

Hammond lined up on the right-hand side last night but looked fairly unfazed. There is more to come from the 18-year-old and this was a promising start to his Forest career.

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