Nottingham Forest beat West Brom 4-0 at the City Ground to take a giant leap towards the Championship play-off places.

The Reds are now fifth and have a five-point gap on Millwall with two games in hand on the contenders to take their place.

Forest won this game in style. First-half goals from Brennan Johnson, Ryan Yates and Jack Colback ensured a routine first 45 minutes, with Sam Surridge scoring in second-half injury time.

Steve Cooper’s men were rampant and after the game, we marked the players out of 10 for their efforts.

Brice Samba – 8

Rarely tested throughout the contest but did show some strong handling during the clash.

Joe Worrall – 8

Solid personified and coped very well with the ball at his feet during the contest.

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Tobias Figueiredo – 8

Once again showed why he’s earned so many rave reviews since returning to the team.

Scott McKenna – 8

Coped exceptionally well with the aerial threat of Andy Carroll and gets better with each passing game.

Djed Spence – 8

Linked up well with Brennan Johnson but did more like his usual self.

Ryan Yates – 9

Superb. Another terrific showing from Yates who scored his ninth goal of the campaign.

James Garner – 9

Another outstanding showing from the Manchester United man who links up really well with Yates.

Jack Colback – 10

Deserves a maximum for merely scoring one of the best goals the City Ground has seen in recent times. Star Man!

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Brennan Johnson – 8

Stepped up to take the penalty well and tucked it away with aplomb. Looked lively throughout.

Philip Zinckernagel – 9

Has come in for some criticism in recent weeks but Forest do look more balanced when he plays. Outstanding against the Albion.

Sam Surridge – 8

It was a case of next man up with Keinan Davis ruled out and he took his goal really well. Looks like a very shrewd signing.


Steve Cook – 7

Nice to see the experienced professional return from a short injury absence.

Richie Laryea – N/A

Made his debut for the club but had very little time to make an impact.

Cafu – N/A

Came on with Laryea and produced some near little flicks during his brief cameo.

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