Nottingham Forest won for the third time in succession, defeating Blackpool 2-1 at the City Ground. Goals from Brennan Johnson and Lewis Grabban ensured the Reds secured three more vital points.
Amid a plethora of attacking quality on show, the return to form of Jack Colback was what caught the eye of the Forest faithful. The 31-year-old kept his place in the team ahead of James Garner and did superbly well.
It’s been a strange season for the fiery midfielder. He started the season as a regular but then lost his place once Garner checked in. Colback then produced a strong display from the bench against Barnsley and has started the two games since.
Last season proved a struggle for Colback. He struggled for form after basically spending the 2019/20 campaign on the sidelines, playing no football at all.
He has struggled to replicate his two loan spells at Forest which proved largely successful. This performance yesterday, however, went a long way to suggest he can get back to that level.
Colback turned in a magnificent performance and ultimately he earned his standing ovation when he was substituted in the second half.
What have Forest fans said about Colback?
His critics are now largely moving on. There’s nothing to see here and Colback is proving that some poor form of old was nothing more than a blip.
At 31, Colback is hardly over the hill just yet and he showcased yesterday that he still has plenty to offer Forest this season.
He partnered Ryan Yates nicely yesterday and the pair were both in good form at both ends of the pitch as Forest continued to probe, despite holding a lead.
Here is what the Reds fan base had to say as Colback produced a display which many suggested saw him roll back to the years.