It’s easy to forget that Forest loanee Fin Back is still a teenager with the quality of some of the performances he puts in, and he was part of another solid team display on Tuesday night in Mansfield that brought another clean sheet and a hard-earned away point.
“He just gets on with it, he’s a good pro,” manager Paul Simpson said. “He’s so low maintenance. It’s funny, I looked at him on Tuesday and thought, I’ve never actually had a proper conversation with you over the last week or so, because he just gets on and does it.
“I probably need to speak to him a little bit more just to encourage him. He’s one of those who just does his job week in, week out, consistently well. It shows he’s had a good upbringing and I’m so pleased we’ve got him with us.”
“Without a doubt he’s a good example to other young professionals,” he added. “He’s somebody who young players should look at as an example of how to live your life, how to train.
“He understands the difference between being sore and being injured, he doesn’t just duck out of things if he has a slight soreness, he gets on with it. I’m pleased with what he’s done for us so far.
“You talk about Hunts, Morgan Feeney, Jon Mellish, and rightly so, but the two wing backs Fin and Jack Armer were excellent.
“McLaughlin and Bowery are as good as any players in this league at that wing back position. I thought they stuck to the task, competed well, won those aerial challenges.
“Fin was excellent, particularly at the start of the second half when Bowery went out there. I would have been so pleased to see that volley of Fin’s lob over the goalkeeper, sadly it went straight at him.
“For all of the defenders, it’s another clean sheet and that’s really important for them. They pride themselves on it.”