Nottingham Forest got back to winning ways on Saturday as they beat Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion 2-0.
The result places Mark Warburton’s side in 12th spot in the Sky Bet Championship table, having accrued 18 points from 13 league games.
One player who didn’t feature for Forest on Saturday due to suspension was centre-back Matt Mills.
The former Reading player seems to be someone that divides opinion amongst the Forest faithful.
So, is the 31-year-old actually good enough?
The writers here at FLW issue their verdicts…..
Is he good enough for the Championship? Yes. Is he good enough to lead Forest to a play-off push? I’m not so sure.
Mark Warburton is yet to really settle on a defensive unit this season, which probably highlights it as an area of weakness at the City Ground.
Mills is a good Championship player, but for me he needs real quality alongside him to shine.
No, he’s simply not good enough.
The big centre-back has endured a torrid season and was a chief reason for Forest’s defensive struggles. He hasn’t featured in the last three games following a suspension and it’s hard to see Mills getting his place back.
It must be said that there are several others who have underperformed in defence for Mark Warburton and it has to be an area the boss looks to improve in January.
I don’t think he is.
Forest fans are pretty torn on him by the looks of things and I’d argue that Joe Worrall and Michael Mancienne are better options to have at the back.
Mills has experience but he can get into trouble any with discipline and Forest need players more reliable at the back as that is their main issue.