Matty Cash came away with the plaudits from supporters after Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 win over Brentford on Saturday. The 22-year-old has been in fantastic form this season despite playing as a makeshift right-back, and could keep Carl Jenkinson & Tendayi Darikwa out of the starting eleven when they return.
Against Brentford, Cash played a full 90 minutes made 65 touches, won two aerial duels, had one shot, whipped in three crosses, made four tackles, completed 72.4% of his 29 passes, made 10 clearances, blocked one shot and made two successful dribbles.
Pure class yesterday @mattycash622.????????
— Graham Porter (@Porter7912) October 6, 2019
Made the position his own. Getting better and better each game too. ????????
— Forest Jonny (@JonnyHeald6) October 6, 2019
— Sara Brown nffc (@astonsazzle) October 6, 2019
Great day yesterday. A very strong and composed performance. Watson and Cash were excellent. The whole team looked very comfortable. Onwards and upwards we go. #nffc
Ps thanks to @bet365 for ridiculously great odds. ????????
— jitz (@jitzjani) October 6, 2019
We did well yesterday Watson has been brilliant proper captain’s performance, Cash carries on that way poor jenko n Darikwa may not get back into the team. My only criticism Tiago and Grabbs need a night out or something, we just need to master that final through ball #nffc
— Oh Nottingham is full of fun (@oldwiseone4) October 6, 2019
My thoughts from yesterday;
1. Will people in Trent end upper ever stay to see the final whistle?
2. Matty Cash is an outstanding RB.
3. Ben Watson is nailed on for most improved player trophy at the end of season awards night.
4. Sabri is a beautiful French bloke #nffc
— Jord (@Jordy_W) October 6, 2019
Lamouchi and his staff are properly coaching this group of players.
At the start of the season Cash, Worrall & Watson weren’t many fans first choices to start games but they have visibly improved as players and have made themselves undroppable. #nffc
— Jon Rush (@ididntrealise) October 6, 2019
Cash has made 10 Championship appearances this season, scoring and creating three goals. The Englishman has created seven chances, has won 15 aerial duels (68%), boasts a 58% dribble success rate, has blocked 19 shots/passes/crosses, made 38 clearances and has averaged a tackle or interception every 33 minutes.
He’s been one of Forest’s best and most consistent performers this season and is leading the side to an automatic promotion spot as things stand. Sabri Lamouchi’s men are currently second in the Championship with 22 points from 11 games and boast four wins from their last five. They’re also unbeaten in their last 10 league games.