Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba has made a comical swipe at Derby County after the Reds beat Fulham 1-0 at Craven Cottage.

Steve Cooper’s men secured the win thanks to a Philip Zinckernagel goal after just 15 minutes, with the Reds holding on for a huge victory.

Samba stood firm in the Forest goal. It was his fifth clean sheet in seven games since he returned to the side following a suspension.

The 28-year-old has been inspired since receiving a red card against Stoke in February and subsequently missing five matches.

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Samba served a three-match ban but Ethan Horvath produced such good form that Cooper opted to stick with the American.

Playing for Forest evidently means a lot to Samba and he’s been far more focused and reserved since coming back into the fold.

Against Fulham, he was really good. Every ball that came into the box he grabbed and his distribution was typically on point too.

Next up for Forest is their final home game of the 46-game season against Swansea City. After that away trips to Bournemouth and Hull will follow.

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Samba is known for his gamesmanship and in using the term ‘fight until the end’, he knows exactly what he’s doing.

Derby coined that phrase during the current campaign as they persisted with the mantra that the EFL had a vendetta against them following a 21-point deduction.

Only the Rams didn’t fight until the end. They succumbed to relegation with three games remaining and were whacked 3-1 by Bristol City at the weekend.

Samba was a constant menace against the Rams back in January and he’s now taken the opportunity to stick the boot in once again.

Forest fans love Samba and he will hope to repay the supporters’ faith with a few more clean sheets to see the season out.

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