Nottingham Forest fell to a second straight loss as they were beaten 1-0 by Watford at Vicarage Road.
Adam Masina’s goal turned out to be the difference between the two teams, in a repeat of the score on Tuesday night when the Reds lost to Luton Town.
Here’s how Leigh Curtis rated Forest’s players.
Brice Samba: There wasn’t much I could do for the goal, but other than that most of his work was routine as Forest began to figure out how to handle Watford’s attack. Did a good job. 6
Cyrus Christie: Delivered a formidable cross into the penalty area in the first half that called for a touch that would surely have resulted in a goal. Demonstrated some quality at times. 6
Tobias Figueiredo: Center-backs were no problem against a dangerous frontline and the Portuguese defender has been involved in several wrestling matches. A decent 90 minutes. 7
Joe Worrall: He had some fascinating battles with Ismail Sarr in the first half and he won the majority of those duels proving his worth again to Forest with another great display. 8
Gaetan Bong: Far too weak against Sarr in the preparation for the opening goal and Watford has always sought to expose this side of the pitch with good reason. A bad afternoon for the defender. 4
Ryan Yates: Gave possession on several occasions, especially in the second half and that was no surprise considering it was his first return match from injury, that it was replaced. 4
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James Garner: Full of industry when he returned to Watford after his loan spell at Vicarage Road earlier in the season. The Manchester United lender has done very well. 7
Anthony Knockaert: I could see he was frustrated with the way the game was going as some of his moves show, but I don’t know what he was doing for the first goal. 5
Filip Krovinovic: Had a blow that swelled over the bar, but sometimes lacks physical strength. Nice and tidy in tight spaces, but didn’t make an impact in the final third. 5
Luke Freeman: Like most of Forest’s attacks, it was very difficult to make a mark on the Watford defense in what was a calm afternoon for the Sheffield United man. 4
Glenn Murray: The former Brighton striker reportedly wanted to prove a point against the club where he spent an unproductive loan period. Worked hard, but had no service. 5
Joe Lolley (Freeman 56): Showed real touches of class when he walked in and looked sharp every time he received the ball. 5
Cafu (Yates 56): Lots of energy during his time on the pitch and seemed close to an equalizer when his deflected effort barely passed. 5
Blackett (Bang 80): Came for the last 10 minutes and was tasked with tagging Ismail Sarr, but was never seriously threatened. 5
Lyle Taylor (Krovinovic 80): Tried to make an impact during his time on the pitch and had a goal disallowed for offside. I really took it into account. 5
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