Nottingham Forest earned a crucial 1-0 win over Cardiff on Tuesday and now sit third in the Championship, with Tiago Silva netting a second-half winner.
It was a typical performance from Forest as the hosts had the majority of possession and Matty Cash won the man of the match, with Sabri Lamouchi’s side winning the three points through grit and determination.
One player who characterises those traits is captain Ben Watson, who has been ever-present for his side this season and fought hard with two tackles and three interceptions (per WhoScored) in a performance which earned him significant praise from fans. Some supporters admitted they held doubts about the 34-year-old earlier in the year but their view has changed, and some now seem to think that he is a key part of the team and could lead them to promotion after having an “absolutely unbelievable campaign“.
Watson may be in the twilight of his career but Lamouchi has got the best out of him with six goal contributions and four man of the match awards, leading these Forest supporters to praise the midfielder for what he has offered.
Calling him the ginger pirlo is a disgrace,pirlo is the black haired Watson!!!
— Cotti (@twinkletoescots) February 26, 2020
How did we ever doubt him? My man and our captain.
— Luke Street 🏃♂️ (@Luke_Street) February 25, 2020
Absolutely superb- what a player.
— Laith Gibani 🐝 (@laithgaribaldi) February 25, 2020
Honestly, at the start of the season I did not believe in him. But hell, he pleasantly surprises me. Come on, skipper, take us to the PL!
— Red Russian (@RedRussian17) February 26, 2020
The new ginger Pirlo 😍😎 #NFFC
— Dave⭐️⭐️ (@dj_zotov) February 26, 2020
This season he’s become the player we thought we were getting when we first signed him, having an absolutely unbelievable campaign.
— Alex (@AO1865) February 25, 2020
How good has Watson been for you this season Forest fans? Where would you be without his determination and leadership? Let us know below…
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