Nottingham Forest grabbed a dramatic late draw against Birmingham City last night but many fans have taken to Twitter to issue their verdict on forward Lyle Taylor.
Lewis Grabban scored a 98th-minute penalty to deny Birmingham all three points after Marc Roberts put the Blues ahead from a corner four minutes into the second half.
Chris Hughton’s side were not at their best at St Andrew’s and Taylor’s performance epitomised a disappointing evening.
The 31-year-old started up top for the Reds but managed just one shot on target and missed two big chances before he was subbed a little after the hour mark (Sofascore).
Taylor also struggled to link up with his teammates, taking just 18 touches, losing possession eight times, and failing to win any of his eight of his aerial duels.
The striker joined last summer after leaving Charlton Athletic as a free agent but hasn’t been able to rediscover the form he showed for the Addicks.
Taylor has managed just four goals in 37 appearances for the Reds and it seems many Forest fans are losing patience with him.
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The forward’s performance was a talking point after the game, with many supporters taking to Twitter to voice their thoughts…
Lyle Taylor is to football what Elizabeth Taylor is to football. I’d risk playing Liberian despot Charles Taylor #nffc
— Joseph Pickard (@josephpickard) April 21, 2021
Embarrassing to think I was excited when we signed Taylor, his awful 🤣
— Harry (@HarryVidler) April 21, 2021
Well that's Freeman & Taylor out the door during the Summer with such early substitutions by Hughton. Got their chance tonight, didn't take it. Literally by Taylor #nffc
— Gerard Miller (@GmGm30) April 21, 2021
Taylor has finally done something! He got himself injured, so had to go off. Hopefully not physically damaged, but my psychological damage from seeing him anywhere near an #NFFC shirt is massive
— martin valentine🇪🇺 (@SuperVallo) April 21, 2021
I don’t rate him
— MichelNFFC🇯🇲🏴 (@MichelNffc4) April 21, 2021
— Robert Astill (@RCANOTTINGHAM) April 21, 2021
Freeman & Taylor should never wear the shirt again …. shocking players #nffc
— Nick (@NJL82) April 21, 2021
Lyle Taylor has gone full donkey #nffc
— Max Newton (@MaximoNewton) April 21, 2021
Is Lyle Taylor down embarrassed there? Such a disappointment. Charlton fans were right #NFFC
— James Tumilty (@EmeraldHitman) April 21, 2021