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Posted 5th May 2016 at 09:00 am

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Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dorus de Vries produced some outstanding performances in 2015-16 and was deservedly named as the club's Player of the Season on 30 April 2016.

The Dutchman made 48 appearances during the campaign and his impressive displays helped him to keep clean sheets against Derby County, Middlesbrough and Leeds United among others.

The season was de Vries's best at The City Ground and as well as his Player of the Season award he was also a three-time winner of The Bed Chambers Player of the Month prize.

The performances of Karl Darlow restricted de Vries to just six appearances during the 2014-15 season but his character, experience and attitude to training drew praise from players and staff alike.

The shotstopper brought an array of experience to The City Ground in the summer of 2013 when he joined on a free transfer from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

De Vries, who has also played in Scotland and his native Holland, secured an immediate return to the Championship after Wolves’ relegation, signing a two-year deal with The Reds.

Arguably his most impressive season to date came during his time at Swansea. In the 2009-10 campaign he kept 25 clean sheets, scooping the Golden Glove award in the process, as The Swans narrowly missed out on a Championship playoff berth.

While in Wales he forged a strong relationship with now-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, whose appreciation for the Dutchman’s distribution led to an unsuccessful attempt to take him from Molineux to Anfield to work alongside Pepe Reina.

Last updated: 05/05/2016

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