Scott McKenna is quietly going about his business in a Nottingham Forest shirt.

He is the only player to have featured in every match this season and has made the step up to English football with absolute aplomb.

Despite his heroics at the back for Forest, it’s typically his teammates that receive the majority of praise.

McKenna was brilliant throughout the month of November, yet it was Joe Worrall who scooped the club’s Player of the Month accolade.

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That won’t bother the 25-year-old who continues to put in performances on a consistent basis.

Against Hull, on Saturday, he was once again one of Forest’s better players.

It was Brennan Johnson who claimed the Man of the Match accolade inside the ground – but McKenna would have been a worthy shout.

Some statistics from Who Scored showcase just how impressive the uncompromising Scotland star was on Saturday.

He made six clearances, blocked three shots and also won four aerial duels against the opposition.

McKenna is getting to grips with playing out from the back too. The centre-back made 58 passes, with only Worrall making more, with a success ratio of 79.3%.

Forest do look resigned to losing Worrall in the coming transfer windows. With McKenna at the club, there is hope that the Reds won’t feel his absence too much.

Integral: McKenna slipping under the radar at Forest

Perhaps it’s now expected but it does still seem as though McKenna doesn’t always get the credit he deserves.

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Since checking in at the City Ground, he’s barely had a bad game and constantly gives his all.

McKenna is a real colossus at the back and he looks like being an integral part of Steve Cooper’s plans going forward.

Over time, perhaps he will grow to get a bit more credit for his heroics at the back.

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