Former Nottingham Forest forward Nathan Tyson has picked out two Reds stars for praise after Friday’s draw with West Brom.
The man who left the Reds to join Derby was discussing all things Forest with the Garibaldi Red podcast yesterday.
Steve Cooper’s men were held to a goalless draw at The Hawthorns on Friday night, making it five draws in six games.
Forest played the final 20 minutes against 10-men, although the Reds couldn’t find a way through against the Baggies.
Cooper has work to do with his team on the training ground as he looks for his team to turn some of the draws into wins in the coming weeks.
Tyson watched the game on Friday and he singled Joe Worrall and Djed Spence out for praise after the contest.
He told the Garibaldi Red podcast: “I was really impressed with Worrall. He was doing what he’s supposed to do – defend. He’s sliding out blocking crosses, defending balls into the box and his communication was on point.
“I was really, really pleased with his performance. He deserved his Man of the Match award.
“Mind you, I was very impressed with Spence. The lack of the final ball was there though.”
Problem: Tyson right that Forest need to work on scoring more
Friday night was perhaps a missed opportunity. When the Albion went down to 10-men there was only really going to be one winner and it wasn’t the home side.
Forest had an awful lot of the ball but ultimately failed to really test Sam Johnstone in the Baggies’ goal.
That will give some food for thought to Cooper who must now work on his team scoring more goals on the training ground.
Forest have a decent run of games and that provides plenty of opportunities to put some goals – and points – on the board.
If the Reds beat Peterborough on Saturday, last week’s point doesn’t look a bad one.
The challenge for Cooper is to ensure the Reds are celebrating come 5pm on Saturday.