After taking over from Lee Camp as Forest's number one midway through the 2012-13 season, Darlow established himself as one of the Sky Bet Championship's top goalkeepers with an impressive 2013-14 campaign.
He fought off pre-season competition from experienced Dutchman Dorus de Vries to retain his first-choice status and justified his position with a number of excellent performances over the course of the campaign, making 45 appearances and keeping 13 clean sheets.
The 23-year-old joined Forest's academy after leaving Aston Villa and made his first-team debut on the final day of the 2010-11 campaign, coming off the bench to replace Camp for the last 15 minutes of Forest's win at Crystal Palace.
Darlow honed his skills with loan spells at Newport County and Walsall but, with a full season of Championship football now behind him, he will be determined to keep his place between the sticks under new manager Stuart Pearce.
Last updated: 03/07/2014