Ben Watson completed 90 minutes in the draw away to Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night – and some Nottingham Forest fans on Twitter praised him for his performance.
The veteran central midfielder helped his side earn a point in the Championship fixture at Ewood Park and it continues a decent start to the season.
Hosts Blackburn went in front in the 63rd minute through Adam Armstrong, but just two minutes later the Reds equalised with Joe Lolley firing a shot into the bottom corner from range.
Sabri Lamouchi’s side are third in the league standings at present and just a point off new leaders Leeds United, who beat second-placed West Brom 1-0 on Tuesday at Elland Road.
Forest now turn their attention to Brentford at the City Ground on Saturday and a win before the international break would leave them in a healthy position.
A selection of Forest supporters on social media picked out Watson for his display in midweek.
The 34-year-old has been an important player for the Midlands giants this campaign and found the arrival of Lamouchi extremely beneficial for him.
His experience against Blackburn helped him control proceeding in the centre of the park, as he limited Bradley Dack’s influence and broke up play.
Here are some Forest fans hailing Watson:
Watson been immense again though #nffc
— Jonno Reilly (@Jonno_Reilly) October 1, 2019
Watson MOTM by far. Been exceptional #nffc
— Adam (@adamjdh8) October 1, 2019
Ben Watson. Class tonight #NFFC
— Reilly (@ReillyPhoenix) October 1, 2019
Last thing about tonight. Ben Watson could play in flip flops 👏🏼 #nffc
— Brummie Tricky 🌳 (@BrummieTricky) October 1, 2019
#nffc Sow Watson Figuieredo and Worrall immense tonight. A good point
— Chris urban (@MrUrban83) October 1, 2019
Blackburn was there to be beaten if we had turned the tempo up a notch but 100% happy with a point and the run of results we have been on. Watson and worrall outstanding… watson putting a solid run of games together #nffc
— SDNFFC (@SDNFFC) October 1, 2019
Figueiredo filled in for Dawson excellently tonight and Worrall is growing in stature every game. Captain Watson is reborn and both our Samba’s ooze class. Others gave the ball away too cheaply and we rode our luck. Good point in the end. Bring on Brentford! #NFFC
— Psycho was back V2 (@psychoFTID) October 1, 2019
Watching the last 10 mins was like the first half against Charlton, Watson is brilliant next to Sow, but when he’s isolated on his own in midfield it’s impossible to do anything. If you’re gonna do Silva and Carvalho you have to go 3 at the back and take Cash off
— Aaron W (@AW_NFFC) October 1, 2019
I will take everything back regarding Watson! #NFFC
— Ian (@RedwingUK1978) October 1, 2019