Journalist Ryan Conway has heaped praise on Nottingham Forest loan star Max Lowe after some statistics emerged from Who Scored.

The former Derby County correspondent for The Athletic has claimed that the left-back has always been fancied as a player in his eyes.

Lowe is currently nursing another groin injury and he’s not expected to play for Forest again this season.

The 24-year-old is currently on loan from Sheffield United. He’s made 20 appearances for the Reds, scoring once and claiming four assists.

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Forest have put Jack Colback at left-back in Lowe’s absence and the hope will be that he can make a return in the play-offs.

Some statistics from Who Scored have perhaps made for a surprise among the Forest fan base, with Lowe considered one of the best players in the Championship.

For overall rating, they mark him with an average rating of 7.19 based on his performances; with Alexsandar Mitrovic and Harry Wilson, the only players scoring higher.

Lowe has been impressive for Forest. His rating highlights that when he has been fit, he’s produced the goods more often than not.

If he does return in time for the play-offs, it’ll be interesting to see how Cooper views things. Colback has been great but having a proper wing-back would surely be a bonus.

What has Conway said about Forest man Lowe?

Naturally, the man who now writes for the Derby Telegraph has risked the wrath of the Rams’ fan base with his praise for a Forest star.

He has claimed that he always fancied Lowe to star and even rated him as a player when he was strutting his stuff for Derby.

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Lowe has grown as a player at Forest. After a miserable spell with Sheffield United, he’s rediscovered his best form and proved a point to the Blades.

Conway clearly knows his onions when it comes to recognising a player and Lowe has been a decent loan addition to the Forest ranks.

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