Brice Samba – Nottingham Forest
Sure, the elephant in the room is that Nottingham Forest are currently languishing in 19th place in the Championship table and have a -10 goal difference, however, the total conceded is far from the worst in the division. By contrast, the league leaders Norwich have let in just six less.
In goal for Forest is Brice Samba, a Congolese stopper who’s won over his supporters, and indeed onlookers, with some starring displays in net.
Only Ryan Allsop has made more saves than his 65 this season (WhoScored), and he’s one of only three goalkeepers to have played every minute of his side’s campaign thus far.
He certainly falls under the all-action bracket – really, check out some highlight reels they’re great fun – with an array of fine stops, although it’s his distribution with his arms that is particularly impressive.
A revelation for the club since joining from Caen 18 months ago, he won a place in the Championship PFA Team of the Year in his debut campaign at the City Ground. An exciting prospect, he continues to light up the second tier and could be viewed as a long-term option.