Nottingham Forest player ratings 2014-15: Antonio shines, Vaughan disappoints

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We rate the Nottingham Forest players for their performances over the 2014-15 campaign to date.

Goalkeepers

Karl Darlow - 6.5

The Nottingham Forest goalkeeper suffered a slightly shaky start to the season and even lost his place to Dorus De Vries at one stage, but he has improved of late. Darlow remains one of the Championship's top stoppers and he will be a big loss when he leaves to join Newcastle United in the summer. 

Dorus De Vries - 7

Did a good job when called upon, but he hasn't been able to dislodge Darlow. 

Defenders

Jack Hunt - 7

An impressive loan spell up until January made Hunt an important player for Forest. He impressed at the City Ground and it wouldn't be too much of a surprise to see him back next season. 

Eric Lichaj - 7

The former Aston Villa man has had a good season at full-back. A solid defender, he has made an average of 1.69 tackles per match, which is greater than any other player in Forest's defence. 

Danny Fox - 6

Fox has had an inconsistent season, with his distribution sometimes being criticised by Forest fans. He remains a decent Championship defender, though.

Danny Collins - 7

Was ostracised when Stuart Pearce was in charge, but has been a key figure under Dougie Freedman and has been important in helping Forest improve. 

Jack Hobbs - 8

Has missed part of the season through injury, but when fit he has proven his worth. Hobbs wins more headers (8) and makes more clearances (11) than any other Forest defender.

Jamaal Lascelles - 5.5 

A disappointing season from the Forest defender, who has not lived up to his reputation. Seems to have struggled since Newcastle signed him. 

Michael Mancienne - 7

One of Pearce's better buys, Macienne has been rock solid throughout the campaign.

Todd Kane - 6.5

The Chelsea loanee has done well since joining midway through the season and is a key part of Freedman's side.

Midfield

Ben Osborn - 8.5

The young midfielder has had a sensational breakthrough year at Forest this season and looks set to be one of the Reds' key players for the years ahead. 

Robert Tesche - 6

A favourite under Pearce, Tesche performed well, but he has lost his place under Freedman's stewardship. 

Jorge Grant - 6

Made his debut earlier in the season, but failed to hold down a place like Osborn. Will hope to make a big impression next year. 

Gary Gardner - 8

The Aston Villa loanee has impressed since arriving at the City Ground. Plays a key role as the defensive midfielder in Freedman's system and makes more than three tackles per game. 

Henri Lansbury - 7.5

Lansbury may not have hit his best form consistently this term, but he has still been impressive. The attacking midfielder has scored nine goals and claimed five assists in a season, making him one of Forest's most dangerous players.

Andy Reid - 6

Fitness issues have plagued his season and he has not played since September.

Chris Burke - 7

The winger has improved considerably under Freedman and is now starting to prove his worth. Burke makes over a chance a game for his teammates and is a key weapon in the Reds' team. 

Chris Cohen - 6

Another Forest midfielder who has struggled with injury. Cohen has made just six appearances and that is a major disappointment. 

Tom Ince - 4

Was awful on his loan spell, where he simply couldn't find his top form.

David Vaughan - 4

Has failed to hold down a place in Forest's line-up and could well leave in the summer.

Oliver Burke - 6

Has only appeared fleetingly, but it's been an encouraging season for the 17-year-old. 

Forwards

Jamie Paterson - 5

Hasn't shown his top form this campaign and has failed to play much as a result. Paterson has made 19 appearances this season, but most have come as a sub and his record of two assists and one goal is not particularly eye-catching. 

Matty Fryatt - 5.5

Overshadowed by other members of Forest's attack, his total of six goals in 25 games is not as good as most were hoping.

Modou Barrow - 6

Has only just arrived on loan from Swansea City.

Michail Antonio - 9

The star of Forest's season. Antonio has been one of the Championship's most dangerous players and he has scored 12 goals throughout the campaign. He has also claimed 11 assists and makes more dribbles (2.3) per game than any other player in the Forest line-up. 

Britt Assombalonga - 8.5 

A brilliant first season at the City Ground from Forest's marquee summer signing. He has scored 15 goals in 32 games.

Tyler Walker - 6

Just two appearances in the first-team, but he has been prolific for the club's youth teams.

Lars Veldwijk - 4

Still yet to score in a Forest shirt and looks short of the quality required to make an impression.

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