Nottingham Forest recorded their first win of the season this afternoon, with the Reds beating Huddersfield Town by two goals to nil.
Steven Reid was placed in interim charge for this one, following the sacking of Chris Hughton earlier this week.
But a formation change seemed to inspire the Reds, and they took a deserved lead when Lewis Grabban guided his header past Lee Nicholls.
Nicholls’ afternoon went from bad to worse straight after the interval, with Joe Lolley’s effort finding its way into the net via a deflection off the goalkeeper.
Four changes were named to the starting line-up, with Djed Spence returning to the side after being ineligible to face parent club Middlesbrough in midweek.
Spence was one of the best players for Forest, too, showing plenty of presence going forward and winning his fair share of duels.
Spence also kept Josh Koroma and Harry Toffolo quiet down the left-hand side, before he was replaced late on.
If Forest are to stick with the wing-back system, you’d imagine that Spence will be a key player going forward.
Here, we take a look at what Forest fans made of his performance…
Just a shame we don't have a buy clause..
— Tom Nedrebø (@nedrebt) September 18, 2021
Me too, he was excellent.
— Davo M (@davo261088) September 18, 2021
Without question very impressed with him today
— Drew Miller (@drewmiller873) September 18, 2021
After seeing boro last week I can’t see why they let him go #nffc
— jordan leeming 16 (@jordanleeming) September 18, 2021
Djed Spence man of the match so far. Been brilliant #nffc
— Luke (@lukeyboy1865) September 18, 2021
Djed Spence has been wonderful so far. Excited about him and Lowe if they can stay fit #nffc
— Jack (@NFFCJRM) September 18, 2021
— Ricky (@Ricky85870078) September 18, 2021