Defenders were on top at Forest
Later than usual we have the result of the man of the match vote and the player ratings for our league game against Nottingham Forest, played at the City Ground ten days ago.
It was a game that saw us fight hard to win a point in a 1-1 draw, and a game where the back four were strong against the Forest attack to such an extent there wasn't too much for goalkeeper Tom Heaton to do.
That's reflected in both the man of the match and the player ratings where our two central defenders were prominent.
Michael Duff won the man of the match with 42.2% of the vote. Scott Arfield took second place with a 12.1% share with Jason Shackell coming third with 10.3%. Fourth place was won by Sam Vokes who had a 9.9% share of the vote.
The two central defenders took the top two places in the player ratings. Shackell won it just ahead of Duff. Shackell's rating was 7.55 out of 10 with Duff scoring 7.50. Vokes was third. His rating was 7.09 and three players shared fourth place with all of Arfield, Heaton and Kieran Trippier having ratings of 7.00 out of 10.
Duff won eight points towards the Clarets Mad Player of the Year with Shackell picking up seven points. Arfield won four points, there were three points for Vokes whilst Heaton and Trippier both won a point.
The points have seen Shackell extend his lead at the top of the table to seven points ahead of Vokes with Danny Ings a further 25 points behind in third place. Duff has now climbed into seventh place.
Voting is still in progress for the Huddersfield game but it ends at midnight tonight with the Watford vote starting immediately afterwards. You can vote for the man of the match at Huddersfield via the front page of the site or via the VOTING POLLS page.
Your Player Ratings can be left on the message board.
The result for the Forest game is below along with the current Clarets Mad Player of the Year Table.
MAN OF THE MATCH
42.2% - Michael Duff12.1% - Scott Arfield10.3% - Jason Shackell9.9% - Sam Vokes7.3% - Kieran Trippier5.2% - Ben Mee4.3% - Tom Heaton3.4% - David Edgar2.2% - David Jones1.3% - Keith Treacy0.9% - Danny Ings & Michael Kightly
7.55 - Jason Shackell7.50 - Michael Duff7.09 - Sam Vokes7.00 - Scott Arfield, Tom Heaton & Kieran Trippier6.55 - David Jones & Ben Mee6.00 - Danny Ings5.95 - David Edgar5.82 - Michael Kightly5.59 - Keith Treacy
CLARETS MAD PLAYER OF THE YEAR TABLE
85: Jason Shackell78: Sam Vokes53: Danny Ings43: David Jones40: Kieran Trippier38: Scott Arfield31: Michael Duff27: Tom Heaton22: Keith Treacy12: Ben Mee8: Alex Cisak5: Michael Kightly & Junior Stanislas4: Dean Marney3: Kevin Long
Source: Clarets Mad
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