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Nottingham Forest fans hail Anthony Knockaert after debut performance

Nottingham Forest recorded a 1-1 draw on Friday night against bitter rivals Derby County – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter were blown away by the debut performance of their new signing Anthony Knockaert.

Chris Hughton’s side had to come from behind to earn a point in the Championship, as Martyn Waghorn put visitors Derby ahead with his stunning free-kick in the first-half.

It was a much improved display in the second period by Forest at the City Ground and Lyle Tyler netted a close-range finish in the 64th minute.

They now have five points from their opening seven league matches, but they remain unbeaten since Hughton took charge as manager

Nottingham Forest v Derby County - Sky Bet Championship
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A selection of Forest supporters on social media believe that Knockaert made such a difference on his debut for the club and many are already calling for the club to sign him on a permanent basis.

Knockaert recently joined on loan from Fulham until January and he was used as a half-time substitute to replace Lewis Grabban.

The 28-year-old winger has made himself an instant favourite with supporters after injecting some extra attacking intent against Derby and it was his cross that lead to the team’s equaliser.

He’s a skilful left-footer that has been promoted from the Championship on three occasions with three separate clubs, enjoying success with Leicester City, Brighton and Fulham.

Here are some Reds fans discussing Knockaert:

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