Matty Cash has enjoyed a brilliant campaign at right-back for Nottingham Forest and his recent display against Cardiff was recognised with a selection in the WhoScored team of the week.
It is little surprise for fans, as such an event has become typical of the 23-year-old’s season. Sabri Lamouchi deserves credit not just for adjusting his position but for the trust he has placed in the young player, as he and the team are now reaping the rewards.
Some supporters are calling for Cash to win the Championship Player of the Year, and although it would be some achievement if a full-back did win, Cash cannot be ruled out of the running due to his consistency and 7.28 average WhoScored rating.
Against Cardiff he proved that he should be a candidate with a brilliant first-half tackle on Josh Murphy when he was clear in the box to score, with the right-back just getting enough on the ball to prevent either a goal or a penalty in what proved to be a terrific tackle.
A recent match against West Brom showed he is just as adept going forward as his brilliant strike earned a point, and that balance in his game has led to numerous plaudits. Here is a flavour of Forest fans’ reaction to his latest Team of the Week inclusion:
Death, taxes and Matty Cash in the team of the week
— C (@BankzyNFFC) February 27, 2020
Easily our best player yet some of our fans still think it’s Carvalho 😂🤣
— Taras Sklierenko (@tsklierenko) February 27, 2020
How many times now? What a season for the starman down the right. 😍😍😎👍 #NFFC
— Dave⭐️⭐️ (@dj_zotov) February 27, 2020
— Greg Oram (@greg_oram) February 27, 2020
Has to be in with a shout of player of the season for the league. Regardless of what happens with promotion, I dont think we have a hope in hell of keeping him. Some of the big boys will 100% be sniffing
— brummie_Red (@JohnJoyceOnline) February 27, 2020
Walks into any side in England outside the top 10. Been absolutely ridiculous this season. https://t.co/siz4lYC5Du
— Sam (@swzd_) February 27, 2020
That 10p Sabri has put in Matty Cash this season is incredible!
Absolutely walking the POTY https://t.co/WFa3ew04DY
— Adam west (@Adamwest6) February 27, 2020
Just how good has Cash been this season Forest fans? Do you believe he deserves to be named Championship Player of the Year? Let us know!
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