Ethan Horvath kept a second successive clean sheet as Nottingham Forest drew 0-0 with Bristol City at the City Ground yesterday.
Following his latest performance, he heaped praise on Daniel Bentley who was his opposite number yesterday and also suggested what he loved about his latest outing.
Forest stopper Horvath hadn’t played in front of a sold-out crowd yet. Yesterday was the first time he has ticked off that milestone and clearly, he enjoyed the experience.
The 26-year-old has been handed his chance in the absence of Brice Samba who is serving a three-match ban for a sending off against Stoke.
He kept a clean sheet at Preston in midweek and followed it up with another one yesterday.
Horvath was beaming at the end and he spoke with real pride at the past week where he has made two appearances.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: “Their goalkeeper had a great game, I can remember three top saves off the top of my head.
“I will enjoy this next week coming up. I try to enjoy every day. The atmosphere was really good, especially when the stadium is sold out.”
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Against Bristol City, Horvath had very little to do. The Robins were really poor and frankly, they played like a team with one eye on their summer holidays.
Preston proved a tough night for Horvath. He had plenty to keep him busy and stood up to the test impeccably well.
He will have taken confidence from this week. He’s yet to pick the ball out of the net and he deserves credit for that.
Forest face Sheffield United next and it’s likely that will be his toughest test to date. He does look as though he’s up to the task, however.
Horvath is another example of a player benefitting from Cooper’s approach to games and long may it continue.