Nottingham Forest beat Cardiff City 1-0 yesterday and many Reds fans have heaped praise on Tyler Blackett’s performance after the game.
James Garner swept in his second goal of the season in the first half and Forest were able to hold on against play-off chasing Cardiff to end a run of six games without a win.
It was also their first clean sheet since their 1-0 win over Rotherham United back in February, with Chris Hughton making changes to his back four ahead of the game.
Joe Worrall was back in to partner Scott McKenna, while Blackett made just his fifth start of the season on the left-hand side.
The former Manchester United man produced an impressive display, making two tackles, one interception, and six clearances (Whoscored) as well as often contributing in the final third.
Left-back has been something of a problem position for Forest this term, with Gaetan Bong’s performances regularly frustrating many supporters, but the 27-year-old has staked a serious claim for a run in the starting XI.
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The City Ground faithful certainly seem to be impressed, with many taking to Twitter to voice their thoughts.
Read their reaction here:
I thought Tyler Blackett was very good today. Probably Mighten's best game in a Forest shirt as well 👏 #nffc
— #HughtonOut (@4evaNFFC) April 2, 2021
Opinions on Blackett at left back then? I thought he was impressive today #NFFC
— Daniel (@dan_nbry) April 2, 2021
Best one we have by some way
— Jonno (@Jonno3112) April 2, 2021
Really good mate, better than Bong
— TenaciousT (@ThornStinger) April 2, 2021
Blackett had a good game #nffc
— Brandon (@BrandonG_H) April 2, 2021
That was a great win. Top marks to the defence. Centre backs are always reliable but thought Christie and Blackett were excellent #nffc
— Ollie (@olster81) April 2, 2021
Blackett has had a very good game today #NFFC
— SouthWestRed (@red_till_death) April 2, 2021
Tbf he’s a decent defender it’s going forward I always questioned
— Rob ⭐️⭐️ 💙 (@RobFTID62) April 2, 2021
It’s all about keeping him fit. Odd game here or there, has no chance of gaining any form. Good player on his day, no doubt.
— Matt (@mattnffc1) April 2, 2021