With the help of Who Scored, here is a look at the top 10 Nottingham Forest players when it comes to playing key passes this season.

10) Gaetan Bong (3)

If ever there was an indication as to just how bad this season had been prior to Steve Cooper arriving this is it.

Bong’s days look numbered in the red of Forest now that Hughton has departed but in 270 minutes on the pitch, he has managed three key passes.

9) Alex Mighten (5)

One for the future. Mighten is still trying to hone his skills and having worked under Cooper before he could start to thrive.

Against Barnsley last week he produced a wonderful assist for Lewis Grabban to wrap up all three points.

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8) Lewis Grabban (6)

When Grabban isn’t scoring goals himself, he’s busy trying to set them up. The talisman man cops some flak from the fan base at times, with a lot of it unjust.

‘Grabbs’ produced a wonderful ball against Barnsley moments after coming on, which allowed Brennan Johnson to set up Philip Zinckernagel.

7) Djed Spence (6)

The on-loan Middlesbrough man has been tremendous since signing for Forest during the January transfer window.

He has produced several all-action displays and thoroughly deserved his gol against Birmingham on Saturday.

6) Joe Lolley (7)

The winger has slowly been working his way back to some kind of form this season after a frustrating 2020/21 campaign.

The 29-year-old has looked more like his old self of late and that can only bode well for Forest going forward.

5) James Garner (8)

The Manchester United youngster hasn’t quite looked like the player Forest signed on loan last season just yet.

He’s only 20 though and supporters can forgive him a blip. Despite yet to get into his stride, he does have eight key passes to his name from 517 minutes of action.

4) Philip Zinckernagel (9)

The on-loan Watford man has been a revelation. He has really hit the ground running at the City Ground.

The Hornets recently changed their manager and the hope will be that Claudio Ranieri doesn’t want him back in January.

3) Lyle Taylor (9)

An interesting one. Fans have been on Taylor’s back so far this season, with many feeling he isn’t producing the goods on the pitch.

That has been a pretty fair assessment and he was particularly poor against Millwall recently.

2) Max Lowe (11)

To register the second most number of key passes from left wing-back is nothing short of remarkable.

The Forest head coach needs to be having a word with Sheffield United at some point, with the Reds surely desperate to land him permanently.

1) Brennan Johnson (14)

The man of the moment. Johnson has been nothing short of superb this season and deserves every accolade coming his way.

Forest will surely hope to tie him down to a new deal in the coming weeks.

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