Gustavo Hamer catches the eye in Sheffield United player ratings but others are yet to show their class

Sheffield United suffered a second successive defeat on their return to the Premier League.

But at least they made a contest of their second half at Nottingham Forest, only for their exertions to catch up with them at the death, as they fell to a 2-1 defeat.

Wes Foderingham – not forced into as many saves as some of Forest's play should have brought 6

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Anel Ahmedhodzic – might have done better with the opening goal, he is yet to show his class in the opening games 5

John Egan – also could have done more to frustrate Taiwo Awoniyi 5

Jack Robinson – a thundering tackle on Brennan Johnson was the highlight 7

Ben Osborn – did a job at right wing-back 6

Vinicius Souza – a couple of decent long-range efforts but his lack of match fitness was obvious 5

EYE-CATCHING: Sheffield United's Gustavo Hamer lifted his side with a brilliant debut goalEYE-CATCHING: Sheffield United's Gustavo Hamer lifted his side with a brilliant debut goal
EYE-CATCHING: Sheffield United's Gustavo Hamer lifted his side with a brilliant debut goal
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Oliver Norwood – like his team, more prominent in the second half 6

Gustavo Hamer – struggled to get into the first half but his goal at the start of the second transformed the Blades' belief 7

Max Lowe – hooked after a difficult first half 4

Benie Traore – lacked the belief to make the most of his one-on-one chance 6

Will Osula – led the line as well as could be expected 6.

Substitutes:

Yasser Larucci (for Lowe, 46) – brought energy as Traore's replacement 6

Chris Basham (for Souza, 56) – worked hard 5

Andre Brooks (for Osula, 74) – a big ask for a novice 5

Antwoine Hackford (for Traore, 82) – ditto N/A.

Unused substitutes: A Davies, Trusty, T Davies, Marsh, Serriki.