Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to praise the performance of Craig Forsyth as he played a key role during the Rams’ 1-0 win over Preston North End.
Derby defeated Preston thanks to a first-half goal from forward Martyn Waghorn.
It was a fully deserved win for Phillip Cocu’s side. They thoroughly dominated the first half and stood up to Preston’s direct approach late in the second period.
Waghorn will grab the plaudits for his match-winner. However, it was Forsyth who was named Man of the Match and supporters singled him out for praise on social media.
Here are some of the best tweets:
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Craig Forsyth was making his first appearance for Derby in over a year.
The former Watford man spent nine months recovering from an ACL injury picked up last season. His only game-time this term has been with the U23s.
But as manager Phillip Cocu faced a defensive crisis with Richard Keogh no longer around and loan star Matthew Clarke out injured, he turned to Forsyth in a bold move.
The Scot is predominantly a left-back. However, Cocu played him alongside Curtis Davies in central defence and he showed his capabilities with a superb display.
Forsyth racked up five effective clearances and three aerial duels won. Moreover, the 30-year-old was assured in possession, regularly picking out a Derby shirt.
The victory lifts the Rams momentarily up to 11th in the Championship. Up next is a trip to Fulham, and fans will be hoping Forsyth can produce another top display.