Mamady Sidibe made a successful playing return with Stoke City reserves last night.

Sidibe marked his return from a 14-month injury lay off with an impressive showing as the Potters reserve side ran out narrow winners against Nottingham Forest in their latest Central League encounter.

The Malian ace, who came through over an hour of the encounter, was instrumental in the side's victory as he teed up both Louis Moult and Michael Tonge before the interval as Stoke raced into a two-goal lead.