Nottingham Forest striker Sam Surridge heaped praise on versatile performer Jack Colback after the Reds battered West Brom 4-0 at the City Ground.

Steve Cooper’s team bounced back from Friday’s defeat to Luton by smashing Steve Bruce’s team firmly out of contention for the play-offs.

Forest were three goals to the good at half-time, with Brennan Johnson, Ryan Yates and a scrumptious volley from Colback putting the Reds in the ascendency.

Surridge wrapped things up in second-half injury time and afterwards he was quizzed on Colback’s unreal first-half goal.

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He had a surprise verdict on the strike; claiming that the makeshift defender meant every bit of his goal.

The talisman told BBC Radio Nottingham: “I think he’s trying to pick me out, to be honest! It’s one of those, it really is unbelievable. He will take it for sure.”

Forest deserved victory against Bruce’s team. They were constantly on top of proceedings and are now closing in on a play-off place.

Results didn’t go too badly for the Reds during the Easter period and claiming three points from two games has served Forest well.

Colback and Surridge were both brilliant on Monday, with both players hoping to play at Peterborough on Saturday.

Colback proves pivotal to Forest once again

The 32-year-old has been operating at left-back of late and it’s a role that doesn’t particularly come naturally to him.

That said, he’s never let anyone down in that position and always gives his all for the team when called upon.

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Colback has been outstanding for Forest this season and it’s fair to say that he’s a firm fan favourite.

The Reds are now on the cusp of securing a top-six finish and they’ll are just a win or two away from guaranteeing themselves a place.

Whether or not Colback meant his goal on Monday doesn’t really make a great deal of difference and Forest will hope he can continue firing in the coming weeks.

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