Date: 6th November 2018 at 8:10pm
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Claudio Yacob made his Nottingham Forest debut on Saturday afternoon, starring against Sheffield United at the City Ground. The 31-year-old joined the club in September but hadn’t featured until November and now supporters are desperate to see more of him.

Yacob, who spent six years at West Bromwich Albion, was released over the summer before signing a two-year deal with Forest. The defensive-midfielder had been short of fitness but Aitor Karanka made a big decision to hand him his full home debut and was instantly vindicated.

The Argentine international has stiff competition for a starting place, however, with Jack Colback, Ben Watson and Adlène Guédioura all vying for game time, but he’s edged himself ahead of Liam Bridcutt and could be a regular fixture in the midfield if he continues to impress – he made the second-most passes (60) for Forest on Saturday.

Forest are enjoying a bright start to the season, with Karanka’s men currently sixth in the Championship with 26 points from 16 games. The Reds have picked up three wins and a draw from their last five and could move up into third if results go their way next weekend. Yacob may keep his place alongside Guedioura for the home clash with Stoke City.

 

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