Nottingham Forest claimed a second win of pre-season by beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 at the Pirelli Stadium.

The Reds won courtesy of two Lyle Taylor goals and an own goal by Lukas Ullrich.

Forest were vastly improved from their 0-0 draw with Barnsley on Saturday and this was a step in the right direction.

The Reds now head to Germany will they face another Bundesliga outfit in Union Berlin this weekend.

Steve Cooper will have been impressed with his team on Wednesday night and the Reds played some nice football.

With Forest now having a brilliant win under their belt, we looked at Nottingham Forest’s best players against Hertha Berlin.

Nottingham Forest’s best players against Hertha Berlin

Neco Williams

Nottingham Forest's best players in 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin
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This was a performance that suggested the ex-Liverpool player is ready to replace Djed Spence.

He will have some work to do in that sense. Throughout his career, he’s been deployed as a full-back rather than a wing-back.

Cooper is a master when it comes to coaching his players, however, and Williams could star under his management.

The 21-year-old produced a wonderful delivery which allowed Lyle Taylor to open the scoring and this was a very impressive performance by Williams.

Moussa Niakhate

Nottingham Forest's best players in 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin
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The French defender already looks like a sensation and this performance was a classy one, to say the least.

Niakhate was added from Mainz where he had captained the team for the last 18 months.

The 26-year-old roared into a few tackles against Hertha Berlin and clearly, he wants to stake his claim for a place.

Niakhate was flanked in the back three by Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna, with Cooper possibly hinting at his first choice trio.

Dean Henderson

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After hobbling off early against Barnsley, it wasn’t clear whether or not the on-loan Manchester United man would make tonight’s game.

He did though and his save in the first half was tremendous. He tipped a top corner bound shot over the crossbar to delight the Reds supporters in the ground.

Henderson also showed flashes of brilliance with his distribution as he got Forest moving forwards quickly.

The talented player looks like a huge loan signing for the Reds and he will definitely be the club’s number one goalkeeper.

Lyle Taylor

Nottingham Forest's best players in 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin
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It’s hard not to stick Forest’s two-goal hero in and he was pretty good against Hertha Berlin.

The 31-year-old does still look likely to leave Forest during the transfer window.

He’s surplus to requirements to a certain degree but Forest are pretty short on strikers right now.

All he can do is continue justifying his case for an opportunity and his two goals here went some way to doing that.

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