Joe Worrall’s anger over Nottingham Forest’s miserable record as a midfielder linked to transfer exit
Joe Worrall admits Nottingham Forest has “not been good enough” in front of goal this season as he urged them to show more hunger in the final third.
The Reds were beaten 1-0 by Watford this weekend as Adam Masina’s strike after 17 minutes kept the Hornets’ attempt to get back to the Premier League on track.
forest failed to register a shot on target in the Championship clash, which further underscored their problems this season with just four teams scoring fewer goals in the Championship.
And substitute captain Worrall, who put in another great performance, says they have to show more desire if they are to improve on the 28 goals they’ve scored this season.
“I think our top scorer is Lyle Taylor with four goals this season and that’s not good enough,” Worrall told Notts Live.
“The boys know that.
“There’s no culture of blame, it’s not about pointing fingers, it’s just a fact.
“We have to create more opportunities, we have to get the ball out of the way and crush the area.
“In terms of the numbers in the box, we don’t really understand that.
“I think Yatesy (Ryan) is probably the most eager to go smash the surface in midfield and he has to do it more often because he could easily score 10 goals per season.
Pundit’s Samba Claim
Dean Ashton questioned Brice Samba’s role in the winner of Watford against Nottingham Forest in an unexpected way.
Bong was beaten by Ismaila Sarr and Adam Masina passed the ball through Samba’s legs after Knockaert failed to follow the scorer.
While in a sense Samba was responsible for the ball that went through him, Ashton says he had a lot of damping after being caught by Andre Gray’s boot while diving to parry Sarr’s cross.
Former West Ham striker Ashton said Samba would have been smart to stay on the ground at this point and is hoping referee Jonathan Moss has given a free kick, rather than playing before falling after the ball is in the net.
“It’s interesting for Brice Samba, who receives a blow while receiving a touch before Andre Gray,” he said on the EFL on Quest show.
“Ismaila Sarr has been brilliant on that right side. He looks like he’s playing it. The goalkeeper comes in and it’s almost his bravery that’s his downfall.
“If he stays here, the referee has a decision to make because he gets slammed by Andre Gray.
Bachirou linked to the move
Nottingham Forest midfielder Fouad Bachirou could be ready for a return to Scandinavia.
The 30-year-old is attracting interest from Rosenberg according to Athleticism.
Bachirou only joined forest from Malmö last summer, but his first season at City Ground was severely hampered by injuries.
He has only made three appearances, all in cup competitions and is currently not part of Forest’s 25-registered squad.
“All you can be is be true about the decisions you make, be clear about the decisions you make and be as honest as possible about the decisions you make”, manager Chris Hughton said about Bachirou’s situation, as well as that of the other exiles of the team Harry Arter and Michael Dawson.
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The making of James Garner
The swing of the left boot. Arms outstretched. The knee slip. The fall on the grass.
When James Garner hit the opening of Nottingham Forest against Derby County last Friday night, it arguably would have elicited a wry smile from Manchester United.
Those who know him best at his parent club wouldn’t have been surprised by the sheer happiness with which the 19-year-old celebrated his first professional goal.
This enthusiasm, the unbridled joy of playing football is what marked him from his early years with the Premier League giants, according to one of his youth coaches.
He was exposed when he made one of his first overseas trips to a tournament with United and could barely contain his excitement on the plane trip.
This was evident when he got excited about riding his push bike while wearing one of the opposition tracksuits he acquired after a post-game trade.
And he seems to have stuck with him since moving to the City Ground in January, where he will spend the second half of the season on loan.
This is Garner’s story – so far.
“I just remember his arrival – a fairly light build, really, really tall, socks around his ankles, a shirt that hung down, his hair was a little longer, he needed a handkerchief,” Eamon Mulvey, head coach, founding phase, at United says NottinghamshireLive.
“He just had this real love of the game. It’s one of the things that we are looking for.
“He came into the game and he was tenacious and had a really great personality. He was right in the middle of it all.
“You’re like ‘wow, that’s a good thing to have; have that type of personality ”.
“People don’t always necessarily realize how huge a personality is as a footballer.”