Sep 17, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​City Ground
Nott'm ForestNottingham Forest
5-3
Fulham
Assombalonga (9', 21' pen., 79'), Antonio (77'), Paterson (89')
Paterson (90'), Lascelles (95')
FT(HT: 2-1)
­McCormack (31'), Rodallega (51'), McCormack (65')
Hutchinson (20'), Burn (20'), Fotheringham (50'), Amorebieta (58'), Bodurov (69'), Parker (73')

Steve Wigley delighted with "excellent" Britt Assombalonga

Nottingham Forest coach Steve Wigley reveals his admiration for Britt Assombalonga following his hat-trick against Fulham on Wednesday night.

Nottingham Forest coach Steve Wigley has paid tribute to Britt Assombalonga after watching the striker score a hat-trick in the 5-3 victory over Fulham on Wednesday night.

Assombalonga arrived at the club in the summer with plenty of pressure on his shoulders following a £5m move from Peterborough United, and Stuart Pearce's assistant admits that he has been impressed by the 21-year-old after his latest eye-catching display.

"If you are going to be successful in this division then you need someone who is capable of scoring 25 goals, and we believe he falls into that category," Wigley told reporters.

"It is not just his goals, his work-rate, his attitude and will to succeed is great and he shows that every day. He makes life difficult for defenders. We haven't just brought a very good player to the club, we have brought an excellent professional to the club."

Assombalonga has scored eight goals in seven Championship matches this season.

A general view of the City Ground, home of Nottingham Forest on April 7, 2012
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