Nottingham Forest’s Dorus de Vries has been presented with his The Bed Chambers Player of the Month award for February.The Dutch goalkeeper has been in consistently-good form this season, but particularly stood out during The Reds’ games in February; de Vries kept a clean sheet during Forest’s 1-0 win at Leeds and The Reds had the big stopper to thank on a number of occasions as they thwarted Steve Evans’ side.
De Vries received 36% of the votes and pipped Ben Osborn (26%) and Michael Mancienne (10%) to the award.
The goalkeeper wins a bottle of champagne and a £100 voucher to spend at The Bed Chambers, while Kayleigh Smith, selected at random from those who voted for de Vries, won a tour of The City Ground and a trip to the Nigel Doughty Academy to present Dorus with his award.
Kayleigh says she voted for the goalkeeper because he’s been brilliant all season, made some cracking saves and, in certain matches, prevented the club from going five-six goals down.
She adds: “He’s been Player of the Season already.”
De Vries, meanwhile, was quick to play down his award, saying the club’s results haven’t been too good recent and that he hopes the club can them around.
He adds: “Personally, I just want to keep on going what I’ve been doing all season and that counts the same for all of the guys.
“We just want to get some good results on board now and we’re going to work hard and make sure that happens.
“We want to have a good season ending – and that means winning games, it’s as simple as that.”