Clinton Morrison heaped praise on Nottingham Forest striker Lewis Grabban during last night’s EFL on Quest.

The Reds defeated Preston North End 3-0 at the City Ground, with Grabban bagging two more goals.

His tally for Forest now sits at 51 and he brought up the milestone with a penalty and a left-footed effort.

Grabban has been bang in form since Steve Cooper took charge. He has scored eight times this season, eclipsing the six he managed during 2020/21.

Nottingham Forest v Preston North End - Sky Bet Championship
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After his latest heroics, Morrison waxed lyrical about the 33-year-old who continues to prove his critics wrong.

He told EFL on Quest: “Yeah he’s really good. Him and Brennan Johnson were outstanding.

“It’s a confident penalty and the second is a sign that things are going well; it’s not his cleanest strike but it goes in off the post.

“He’s going to be key for them this season.”

 

Grabban is growing old like a fine vintage wine. He is almost getting better with age and shows no sign of slowing down when it comes to scoring goals.

The experienced talisman has been a brilliant signing for the Reds and his expertise in the Championship will be important this season.

Cooper knows that someone will need to take on the mantle of scoring goals and Grabban was born to do just that.

Morrison is right to laud ‘key’ Forest man Grabban

It’s pretty clear that Forest will be heavily reliant on Grabban this season. Lyle Taylor scored two goals and Bristol City but he doesn’t get them as frequently as the Forest captain does.

Cooper is keen for his team to create chances for the strikers and Grabban looks tailor-made for the current system.

Nottingham Forest v Preston North End - Sky Bet Championship
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Forest now have two weeks off and sit third in the Championship form table.

When football resumes, Grabban will hope to come back refreshed and ready to score more goals to continue firing Forest up the division.

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