Kenny Burns: Darlow has grabbed his chance at Nottingham Forest with both hands
OUT of everything, the one player who really impressed me at the weekend was goalkeeper Karl Darlow.
He was exceptional for Nottingham Forest and the 22-year-old is certainly taking his chance.
It was well known Lee Camp had not been happy for a long time but it was Alex McLeish, during his short reign as manager, who sorted it out.
He told him he could leave before his contract ended in the summer and took him out of the first-team squad.
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Darlow came in and has not looked back, making nine appearances on the spin now for the Reds.
But against Wednesday at the weekend, it was not his shot-stopping that stood out. It was the way he commanded his area, confidently plucking balls into the box out of the air.
When Forest were under pressure, defending that slender 1-0 lead, he was like an experienced professional coming to take the pressure off.
As a defender, with a goalkeeper behind you like that, you don't have to worry. You don't have to fret. You know when he comes for it, he will be brave and will not mess up.
It was a very commanding performance and you never got the feeling he was going to fumble something, drop something. Obviously, that will happen at times but the pleasing thing is the lad's confidence in himself and to see how he was prepared to take responsibility.
With goalkeepers like Pat Jennings and Peter Schmeichel, there was never any need for defenders to panic. As soon as the ball went in, if they came off their line, there was only ever one winner. And that is an attribute I saw in Darlow at Hillsborough.
He has got his opportunity and if you are good enough, you are old enough.
And my feeling is the lad, with games, will only get better.