Nottingham Forest midfielder Ryan Yates has discussed what he thinks the City Ground highlight has been during the 2022/23 campaign.

The Reds will bring the curtain down on their campaign at home on Saturday when Arsenal arrive on Trentside.

Forest know that a win would likely secure their Premier League status for another season, piling the pressure on Leeds and Leicester who play on Sunday and Monday.

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Steve Cooper’s team have claimed seven points from their last four matches and those performances have come at exactly the right time.

Earlier in the season things proved a struggle, however. With that in mind, Yates believes a win that Forest picked up in October was the best of the campaign.

He told the club’s official website: “I think the Liverpool game. That was really big, obviously, the position we were in at the time so to get the result was massive.”

Forest claimed the win that day thanks to a strike by Taiwo Awoniyi, with Dean Henderson making an amazing last-gasp save from Virgil van Dijk.

It gave the Reds the catalyst to go and claim four more points from three games prior to the World Cup.

Yates thinks Liverpool win was the best for Forest this season

It was a memorable day back on that sunny October afternoon.

A brilliant Morgan Gibbs-White free-kick was lashed across goal by Steve Cook and after a one-two with the post, Awoniyi scored for the Reds.

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The City Ground erupted and the Reds showed a lot of character to hold on and claim a valuable three points.

Forest must now use everything in their being to reproduce that performance against a title-chasing Arsenal side on Saturday.

The challenge will be a stern one but on home soil, the Reds simply cannot be discounted.

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