Nottingham Forest picked up a much-needed three points at the weekend, when they narrowly beat a rejuvenated Brentford side at the City Ground.
Lewis Grabban and Molla Wague goals gave Forest breathing space, by Sergi Canos’ late strike halved the deficit to set up a grandstand finish, but Forest held on.
The result sees the Reds move to within five points of the play-off places in the league table, and they’ll be hoping to keep themselves within touching distance of the top six.
We’re going to look at the performance of Lewis Grabban in more detail in today’s FLW Spotlight.
Forest’s top goalscorer has been in impressive form for the majority of this season, but despite scoring the opener, he didn’t have one of his best games.
He had four shots in total on the day, and scored from just one of those, and would have been frustrated having missed a penalty in the win over the Bees.
Grabban was dispossessed on two occasions which is encouraging reading for a striker, and won one foul during the win.
However, he did only make 15 passes on the day, which for 87 minutes of action, isn’t that impressive, given the fact he plays as a lone striker.
With a pass success rate of 52.3% he certainly didn’t have much luck trying to find a team-mate with a pass and he’ll be hoping for more joy in that area in his next game.
But to score on his return to the side will be encouraging for Nottingham Forest supporters, and Grabban will be hoping to add to his impressive goal tally when they take on West Brom on Tuesday evening in what will be one of their toughest tests of the season.