Ian Wright has heaped praise on Nottingham Forest star Gustavo Scarpa on Match of the Day. The former Reds loanee was summarising for the hit TV show after Forest beat Leicester 2-0.

It was an afternoon to remember for the Reds. It wasn’t quite the 4-1 drubbing that Forest inflicted on Leicester last season but it was still a day that will live long in the memory of supporters.

Brennan Johnson scored twice during this season’s edition of an East Midlands derby. He finished off after two wonderful passes from Morgan Gibbs-White and it was great to see him score.

Wright heaped praise Scarpa
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In Scarpa, Forest now have another player who is starting to showcase his class. The 29-year-old checked in from Palmeiras last month and has now featured in the last four games.

Scarpa worked hard in the first half as he was handed another start by Steve Cooper. He was withdrawn quite early in the second half as the head coach looked to change some things around.

Wright felt that Forest have now got plenty of options in the final third. During his summary of the action, he chose to praise Scarpa for his performance against Leicester.

He said on Match of the Day: “They’ve got Brennan Johnson who can score a goal or two but they’ve now got Gustavo Scarpa too. I thought he was brilliant today as well.”

Wright heaped praise on Scarpa after big win

The Brazilian looks like a player who will quickly get up to speed with the Premier League. Forest are expected to sign Danilo this week from Palmeiras and that should also help him settle.

Forest do have some options in the final third now. Scarpa has added to Johnson, Morgan Gibbs-White and when he returns from injury, Jesse Lingard will also have a part to play.

Wright heaped praise Scarpa
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Scarpa looks like a very tidy player indeed. He won the Golden Ball last season in Brazil; an accolade awarded to some quality players over the years as the best player in the division.

There is still some work to do for the forward. The more he keeps playing, however, the better he should become and he should prove to be a seriously good player for the Reds.

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