Nottingham Forest were beaten 2-1 by Middlesbrough at the City Ground last night and many fans have taken to Twitter to air their frustration at Anthony Knockaert.
The winger’s loan move from Fulham was extended earlier this month after a first half of the season in which he showed glimpses of his quality – scoring once and providing two assists in his 17 Championship appearances this term.
Goals from Britt Assombalonga and George Saville meant that the Reds were 2-0 down when Knockaert was introduced in the 56th minute, replacing Alex Mighten on the left flank.
The 29-year-old struggled to make much of a positive impact, connecting with just six passes and one cross, while losing possession nine times in total (Sofascore).
His poor evening was capped off by a strange bit of play in added time when with little cover he went over on the halfway line but handled the ball to stop Boro breaking, receiving a yellow card before seeming to through the ball at an opposition player.
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The winger escaped with just a booking, though teammate Yuri Ribeiro was shown red moments later, but he seems to have frustrated many Forest fans.
Read their reaction here:
Worst performance from a Forest team in years. Disgusting from everyone including the management. Knockaert is no better than what we have should never have had his loan extended. 1 shot on target in the 93rd minute, at home, awful. #nffc
— GT (@gmtaylor09) January 20, 2021
Send knockaert back
— Spencer Newnes (@NewnesSpencer) January 20, 2021
Madness from Knockaert, madness from Ribeiro… what the hell? #nffc
— The Famous Club (@TheFamousCIub) January 20, 2021
Knockaert …. embarrassing #NFFC
— Nick (@NJL82) January 20, 2021
Disgraceful from Ribeiro and Knockaert. Red card has been coming all night. #NFFC
— James Stretton (@jcstretton) January 20, 2021
That all came from Knockaert being stupid, haven’t seen anything good from him at all yet #nffc
— arran murray (@arranmurray) January 20, 2021
Well done Knockaert 🙄 #nffc
— ☂️📧✝️♓️®️🅾️ (@jethrofairley) January 20, 2021