One Nottingham Forest player has been named in the Carabao Cup Team of the Round and remarkably, it’s not Dean Henderson.
The Reds beat Wolves last night on penalties after a closely contested 1-1 draw.
Willy Boly opened the scoring for Forest in the first half before Raul Jimenez restored parity in the second 45.
The 31-year-old defender has subsequently been named in the Carabao Cup Team of the Round for his efforts.
Boly has been a very good signing for the Reds, even if he has been forced to wait patiently for an opportunity.
He’s been a mainstay in the team since prior to the World Cup, however, and has really taken his chance.
Last night he was brilliant once again, although he was forced off after taking a knock to his ankle.
Boly cost the Reds just £2.2 million from Wolves in the summer and was initially viewed as a backup option.
The ex-Porto player has made eight appearances in total for the Reds this season and he will hope his injury isn’t bad.
Forest are getting close to the bare bones in terms of central defenders and they need to have Boly back as quickly as possible.
Forest player named in Team of the Round but Henderson will be stunned
Justice for Henderson! He saved two penalties in the shootout and also performed a couple of amazing saves during the actual game.
It’s remarkable that Danny Ward of Leicester has been given the nod. He made a few decent stops but ultimately he was beaten twice.
Still, it’s hard to remain impartial with these things and obviously whoever collates these teams can’t please everyone.
Henderson was outstanding though and he justified exactly why Forest wanted him to replace Brice Samba.
He’s had some criticism this season but at 25-years-old, those cynics would be wise to remember he’s still learning.
He must be scratching his head wondering how he didn’t make the Team of the Round after last night’s heroics.
It won’t bother him too much though and he will hope to lead Forest to three big points against Leicester on Saturday instead.