Nottingham Forest hero of the hour Lyle Taylor has heaped praise on teammate Joe Lolley after last night’s comeback victory.
The Reds defeated Bristol City 2-1 with both goals coming in injury time, denying the hosts a first home win in 17 matches.
Taylor stepped off the bench in the 81st minute and notched his first goals since the opening day of the 2021/22 campaign.
The 31-year-old has struggled for game time since Lewis Grabban returned. His case hasn’t been helped with the Reds captain being bang in form since his return.
A smile was etched all over the face of Forest’s pink-haired assassin after the game. He explained to BBC Radio Nottingham that one of his teammates deserved praise for his part in the winner.
He said: “I call (Joe) Lolley the wriggly worm. His arms and legs are so that you can’t get the ball off of him, it’s really unbelievable. I thought his effort was going in but it’s a hell of a save but it’s just bounced off my stomach and given me a tap in.
Forest have now won four away matches on the trot for the first time since 1995. Under Steve Cooper, the team has claimed 13 points and are now looking up.
Taylor right to praise Forest spark Lolley
All three of Forest’s substitutes combined to hand the Reds an unlikely victory in the torrential Bristol rain.
The experienced talisman tapped home after a good save from Dan Bentley but Lolley and Alex Mighten contributed too.
The team spirit is unbelievable right now and Forest fans will be hoping that this form can continue.
As for Taylor, he has to use this game as a moment to turn the corner. His time at Forest hasn’t gone according to plan so far but Cooper’s arrival might be the fresh start he needs.
The striker seems to care deeply and if he can keep scoring, his critics will soon climb off of his back.