Hobbs on where Antonio has been consistent all season

Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs has praised the impact of teammate Michail Antonio this season.

Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs told Forest Player that he feels teammate Michail Antonio has shown a number of qualities consistently over the course of the season.

Antonio has had an unbelievable season under former manager Stuart Pearce and current boss Dougie Freedman, securing an impressive tally of 14 goals and 12 assists from all appearances in the league.

Hobbs has suggested that the wide man is the complete player and has been reliable as the team have consolidated in the top half.

“He’s got a great touch, he’s got pace and power as well as the guile to finish and he’s shown it all consistently over the course of the season,” said Hobbs.

The real challenge for Antonio is going to be how he reacts and builds on this season heading into next year.

He’ll have a long break after this weekend before Forest’s next competitive league game and he’ll have to work up one or two new tricks to keep Forest’s opposition guessing.

Sides all over the Championship, as well as the sides coming up and coming down will all be thinking of ways to keep him out of key games.

Forest do well to isolate him against their opposition, but he will be challenged tactically and it’s important he works hard to stay in big games.

Forest should be one of the teams in the fight for promotion into the Premier League over 2015/2016 and if they are to pull that off, Antonio will be vital in the process.

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