Date: 28th April 2019 at 5:00pm
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Costel Pantilimon a standout performer for Nottingham Forest in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers. The 32-year-old saved a penalty to ensure all three points went back to the East Midlands and kept a 15th clean sheet of the season for his troubles. Although promotion is off the table, Forest are enjoying a strong end to the campaign and are now chasing three consecutive wins.

Since joining permanently over the summer, Pantilimon has come under criticism from supporters due to making errors and having poor distribution, but he was praised by many on social media after his contribution on Saturday. The Romanian international has made 44 Championship appearances, conceding 51 goals and has picked up consecutive clean sheets for the first time since February.

Forest’s win over QPR saw them move up to 10th in the Championship with 63 points from 45 games, sealing back-to-back wins for the first time September 2018. The Reds had lost four on the bounce before they turned their form around and Pantilimon has certainly played his part. Fans are appreciative of his efforts this season and he’s responded in kind to their support.

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