Nottingham Forest fans were sent into their raptures at Bristol City last night. A late brace from Lyle Taylor saw the Reds win 2-1 and secured a fourth straight win.

Up until stoppage time, the Reds had toiled somewhat. Although Steve Cooper’s men had played some good football, their end product in the final third was found wanting.

This group are cut from a different cloth though. After last night’s performance, the man who won Forest’s penalty, Djed Spence, came in for some praise on Twitter.

The on-loan defender joined the club from Middlesbrough shortly after the transfer deadline day. Cynics suggested that Forest didn’t need him but he’s been a revelation.

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Spence is highly rated by Boro. That isn’t particularly good news for the Reds as on current form, they’d love to add him to their ranks on a permanent basis.

The 21-year-old has now played seven times for the Reds and he’s growing with each performance.

Last night he produced a lung-busting run to win Forest a penalty in stoppage time, showcasing elite energy levels.

Spence actually played four times in Neil Warnock’s team before joining Forest and the fact Boro let him leave was a surprise.

What did Forest fans say about Spence?

It’s fair to say the Reds fan base were amazed by his performance once again. The youngster clearly loves playing for Forest at the moment and the joy was etched all over his face at the final whistle.

Spence is a player who epitomises what playing for Forest should be all about. Every time the Garibaldi goes over his head, you just know that he will leave everything out on the pitch.

Following his performance last night, we looked at what Forest fans were saying about the brilliance of Spence in the win over Bristol City.

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