Nottingham Forest secured their first point of the 2019/20 campaign with a battling share of the spoils against Leeds United.

Pablo Hernandez had given the Whites the initiative in the second half and that looked to be enough.

 

With 13 minutes remaining, however, a scrappy passage of play from a Reds corner eventually saw Lewis Grabban prod home his first of the campaign.

It was just the tonic for Forest who had defended resolutely for the majority of the contest.

Here, Seat Pitch looks at three things to take away from the entertaining Championship affair:

Midfield conundrum

Samba Sow looked impressive when he came on and with Alfa Semedo once again bossing proceedings, Sabri Lamouchi has some decisions to make.

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Ben Watson didn’t play badly but could be the one to make way in the long run for Forest.

John Bostock is another man who is yet to come into the middle of the park and the midfield options look very healthy indeed right now.

Work to do for Muric

Although Arijanet Muric did settle into the game on Saturday, it is fair to say that some Forest fans would like him to show more composure.

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On four of five occasions in the first period on Saturday, he stayed rooted to his line as crosses swirled through his six-yard box.

Of course, this sort of confidence will come with games and experience but the club’s supporters will hope he learns the ropes quickly.

Dawson rolls back the years

The experienced Forest captain showcased on Saturday that alongside the right partner he can still be a very important player for the Reds.

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He won everything in the air and wasn’t afraid to get stuck in.

Okay so at 35-years-old he won’t be winning any 100m races any time soon, but this was a solid showing that belied his advanced years by Dawson.