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Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 5-1 Championship victory against Nottingham Forest

Alex Pritchard turned on the style for Norwich City against Nottingham Forest. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Alex Pritchard turned on the style for Norwich City against Nottingham Forest. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ latest Carrow Road win.

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

• John Ruddy

Largely another watching brief at Carrow Road. Left exposed by his defence just the once for Ross McCormack’s chipped finish. 7.0

• Ivo Pinto

In the wars before his eventual exit. We know about his attacking instincts but his appetite for the battle is increasingly impressive. 7.0

• Russell Martin

Composed shift again. Bar one moment of alarm when Danny Fox glanced a near post header against the outside of the opposite upright. 7.0

• Timm Klose

Four inch gash suffered in training was not enough to keep out the big man. Tight rein on Britt Assombalonga but unable to check McCormack’s late run in time. 7.0

• Mitchell Dijks

Phyiscally imposing presence. Zach Clough bounced off the Dutchman on more than one occasion. Has slotted seamlessly into Norwich’s back four. 7.0

• Jonny Howson

Surely the finest of many excellent Norwich goals in his career. A dropping ball out of the sky sent spiralling into the top corner. A goal they will talk about for years to come. 8.5

• Youssouf Mulumbu

Clearly playing catch-up after long spells on the sidelines. Kept the home fires burning whilst Alex Tettey served his suspension. Assist of sorts for Alex Pritchard’s first goal. 7.0

• Josh Murphy

Justified his manager’s faith with a start ahead of his brother. Cool slot befitting the flowing team move that preceeded it. Direct, aggressive. Hauled down by Eric Lichaj to earn the Forest captain a second yellow. Benchmark set. 8.0

• Alex Pritchard

Two goals on any other day would have been savoured even more as perfect additions to another influential outing. What a week after two assists at Wigan. We know he has the quality but a bit like Pinto his work here without the ball should not go unnoticed. 9.0

• Wes Hoolahan

Brilliantly instinctive long range goal that encapsulated the genius of the Republic of Ireland international. Popped up on the right again moments earlier to roll in Josh Murphy for his goal. That rest at Wigan worked a treat. 8.5

• Nelson Oliveira

Will feel he missed out on the goal glut against one of his former loan clubs but, as he said on Friday, he wants to be judged as well by his all-round game outside the penalty box. On that measure there could be no complaints. 7.0

City substitutes

• Steven Whittaker 6.5

(for Ivo Pinto, 58)

• Ryan Bennett 6.5

(for Mitchell Dijks, 69)

• Yanic Wildschut n/a

(for Wes Hoolahan, 73)

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