Matty Cash is enjoying a bright start to the season with Nottingham Forest and finds himself being tipped for a move to the Premier League. The 22-year-old has impressed as a makeshift right-back and frequently makes WhoScored’s Team of the Week for his performances.
Injuries to Carl Jenkinson & Tendayi Darikwa left Sabri Lamouchi with no other option but to give Cash a go in the role, having briefly operated at right-back last season, but the decision couldn’t have gone better. The Englishman is now staking a claim as the best right-back in the Championship.
He’s made 13 league appearances this season, scoring and creating four goals. in 1063 minutes of football, Cash has made 10 chances, whipped in 52 crosses with 25% accuracy, won 21 aerial duels (66%), made 12 successful dribbles (60%), averaged 30.2 passes-per-game, blocked 24 shots/crosses/passes, made 46 clearances, had 12 shots (25% on target) and averaged a tackle (36) or interception (18) every 19 minutes.
Is Matty Cash the best right-back in the Championship?
When Darikwa & Jenkinson return, Cash is likely to keep his place in the side. Lamouchi has no reason not to stick with his right-back as long a she continues performing. Selling the 22-year-old in January isn’t an option when the playoffs are still in sight for Forest – the Reds are currently fifth in the Championship with 25 points from 14 games.
They next face Derby County on November 9