Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 2-1 Championship win at Nottingham Forest

Graham Dorrans celebrates scoring Norwich City's winner. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Graham Dorrans celebrates scoring Norwich City's winner. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries' fine comeback victory at the City Ground

City fans have been voting since the final whistle and this is Paddy's verdict on Alex Neil's troops.

• Michael McGovern

No chance with the home opener when beaten by Apostolos Vellios from close range. Otherwise largely redundant. 6.5


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• Ivo Pinto

Defensive qualities tested in the first half. Beaten in an aerial duel at the far post late on by Nicklas Bendtner's thumping header. 6.5

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• Russell Martin

Composure was a valuable commodity in closing stages. Forming an effective union with Timm Klose and three wins since restored to the side. 7.0

• Timm Klose

Slow to react for the Forest goal when Eric Lichaj's header rebounded off the far post but a reassuring willingness to bring the ball out. 7.0

• Martin Olsson

Difficult task in the first half against the impressive Hildeberto Pereira. Heeded his manager's half-time call to get on the front foot. 6.5

• Graham Dorrans

Anchored the second half transformation. Capped by a quality finish on his right-foot. Labelled 'special' by his manager. 8.0

• Jonny Howson

Ran his central midfield ally close for top billing. Couple of sloppy passes aside, combative and a sure finish for the equaliser. 8.0

• Jacob Murphy

Assist of sorts on the corner that deflected into Jonny Howson's path after his swerving shot was tipped over. Went close again in the aftermath. 7.5

• Wes Hoolahan

Tame penalty saved in the first-half by Vladimir Stjkovic but showed his experience to become an influential presence after the break. 7.0

• Robbie Brady

Couple of first half chances to nudge Norwich in front. Needs a run of games now to really show his quality. 6.5

• Cameron Jerome

Key link in the second period when City finally managed to get him support. 6.5

City substitutes

• Louis Thompson n/a

(for Wes Hoolahan, 88)

• Ryan Bennett n/a

(for Jacob Murphy, 90+4)

• Kyle Lafferty n/a

(for Cameron Jerome, 90+4)

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