BBC pundit Stephen Kelly lauded Nottingham Forest star Felipe for his efforts during Monday’s 4-3 win over Southampton.

The Reds pushed the Saints closer to the Championship and injected life into their own survival mission.

Felipe thought he’d netted his first goal for the Reds as the game approached second-half injury time.

Forest Felipe
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Following a wonderful free kick from Morgan Gibbs-White, the Brazilian controlled and stroked the ball beyond Alex McCarthy.

His celebration was a front flip but sadly for Felipe, a VAR check deemed that he’d strayed offside as Gibbs-White took the free kick.

The player looked disappointed to see his goal chalked off but ultimately it didn’t matter in the long run.

Kelly was impressed with Felipe throughout the contest and after thinking he’d scored he heaped praise on him.

He told BBC Sport: “It looks like Felipe just went a little bit too early.

“His touch was sensational and then it was a great finish. What a shame.”

Felipe signed for Forest from Atletico Madrid during the January transfer window and he’s been outstanding.

He cost the club just £1.8 million and quickly developed into a fan favourite at the football club.

Kelly lauded Felipe after Forest win

The 33-year-old has been an amazing addition to the Forest ranks and his defensive displays have been fantastic.

The player is quickly becoming a cult hero at the City Ground and the fan base simply loves him.

Felipe is under contract for another season after this one and staying in the Premier League is a must.

Forest Felipe
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Players like the Brazilian won’t be turning out in the Championship any time soon and he will hope to ensure survival.

Felops was desperately unlucky not to get his first Forest goal on Monday and hopefully, he can get one before the season is out.

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