Is there any higher form of praise?
When someone who is so associated with one side manages to praise a player on the other team? I’m not so sure there is, so this really adds to what was a great night at the City Ground.
Nottingham Forest really put the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons on Saturday night as they defeated Leeds United 2-0 to cut the gap between them and second-placed Leeds United to just a single point.
And speaking to Football Insider after the game, former Leeds United man Danny Mills had special praise for one of Forest’s key men on the night, Joe Lolley, with particular emphasis on one moment during the game:
“He played incredible, incredibly well. How Lewis Grabban didn’t score when he was clean through, I do not know. That was just incredible. No idea. It was harder to do that than it was the other way round. It was great play from Lolley and all he needed to do was roll it into an empty net.”
Lolley would later get his reward as he set up Tyler Walker for the game-clinching second goal, but the point Mills raises is a good one. Throughout the whole game Lolley played exceptionally well, and he has really stepped up in these past few months.
I said back in December that the whole team needed to step up to help Lewis Grabban and nobody has quite epitomised that need than Lolley, who has got four goals and three assists since the turn of the year. If he can keep this pace up for the remainder of the campaign, there is no reason why Forest can’t go all the way and snatch that second promotion spot.
Will Lolley be able to keep up this form for the rest of the season?
And if the rest of the team can follow his lead, then they really will be unstoppable.