Nottingham Forest duo Jesse Lingard and Renan Lodi have been nominated for Carabao Cup accolades. The Reds defeated Tottenham 2-0 in the third round last week to set up a trip to Blackburn Rovers.

Lodi has seen his unbelievable goal nominated for Goal of the Round; whilst Lingard’s performance has earned him a nomination for Player of the Round.

Forest played arguably the best they have done all season when they defeated Tottenham on home soil. Steve Cooper’s team were free-flowing, intelligent and never looked threatened by a Champions League outfit.

Lingard and Lodi nominated
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The Reds backed up their impressive win with a victory in the Premier League. Forest battled hard to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in their final fixture before the break for the World Cup.

Both Lingard and Lodi silenced their critics with their display against Tottenham. The duo have come under fire with some supporters not wholly convinced they’ve always given their all for the cause.

That is perhaps harsh. It’s been tricky for both players in the Premier League; with Lingard not having a proper pre-season, whilst Lodi had a minor injury before checking in from Atletico Madrid.

Both players now need supporters’ votes to win their respective awards. Voting has opened and Forest fans can go and throw their weight behind the stars by clicking here.

Forest duo Lingard and Lodi nominated for cup accolades

It would be great to see Lingard and Lodi claim the prizes. Both players were superb against Tottenham and it felt like a sizeable corner had been turned for the Forest pair.

It’s probably fair to say that more had been expected of the Forest duo. But, both have their reasons for not quite getting going just yet.

Lingard and Lodi nominated
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Neither player has been particularly bad, it’s just taken a little longer for them to get into their full stride and start producing what fans know they’re capable of.

Now, Lodi and Lingard will face an anxious wait to see if they win the fan vote.

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