Jonathan Panzo is a player who is staking his claim for a place in the Nottingham Forest team in the future.

On Tuesday, he starred once again as Coventry City continued their climb up the Championship table.

The Sky Blues defeated Blackburn 1-0 on home soil, with Jamie Allen scoring the only goal of the game.

Panzo started in his usual spot on the left-hand side of a three-man defence.

The 22-year-old joined Coventry on loan during the summer after signing for Forest in January.

Panzo staking claim
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He joined from Dijon on a long-term contract but made just one appearance during 2021/22.

Panzo played in the 1-1 draw against Hull on the final day of the 2022/23 campaign as Steve Cooper rang the changes.

The Forest head coach is a big fan of Panzo.

He was an integral part of the England under-17 outfit that won the World Cup in 2017 under Cooper.

Now, he’s been sent on loan to continue honing his skills and moving to Coventry looks to be paying dividends.

On Tuesday, some statistics from Who Scored showcased his quality as a centre-back.

He completed seven interceptions and made two clearances during his 90 minutes on the pitch.

Furthermore, he highlighted his quality in possession.

Panzo attempted 41 passes, with a success ratio of 82.9% and he also completed one long ball.

Panzo staking claim for Forest place

Coventry Telegraph also made some comments about Panzo last night that makes for interesting reading.

They claimed: “He looked calm and assured, reading the game well and bringing the ball out with purpose on occasions. Made some timely interceptions.”

Panzo looks set for a bright future at the City Ground.

Panzo staking claim
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Cooper is a big fan of the defender and the fact he’s left-footed certainly makes him an attractive defender.

Panzo is doing the business right now at Coventry and they will have big ambitions this season.

They play a similar style to Forest and that can only be of benefit to Panzo.

There is much more to come from the former Chelsea trainee and Forest will hope he can make an impact next season.

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