Nottingham Forest lost 2-0 to Barnsley at Oakwell this afternoon and many Reds fans have turned on manager Chris Hughton after the game.
Hughton’s men dominated the game for long periods but were unable to make the most of their chances.
Barnsley made them pay late on as first Callum Styles and then Cauley Woodrow found the net inside the last 10 minutes to hand them a defeat that leaves them only four points above the relegation zone.
Forest headed into the game with some positivity after picking up back-to-back victories before the international break but the loss to the Tykes has threatened to ruin that momentum.
Hughton was brought in to replace Sabri Lamouchi in October but has now won only three of his first eight games, not the sort of record the City Ground faithful will have been hoping for.
Despite the Championship bringing in a new rule which allows sides to make five substitutions and the fact that Forest have one of the deepest squads in the division, the Reds boss made just one change against the Tykes.
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That among a number of other things appears to have frustrated Forest fans, with many taking to Twitter to criticise Hughton after the game.
Read their reaction here:
Anyone else really underwhelmed by Chris Hughton? Seems too stubborn to change his tactics, he’s going to take us down #nffc
— Lance Stroll #MarinakisOut (@JmIBC) November 21, 2020
Letting out worthless Freeman, but not declaring Mighten. In my opinion, Hughton does not differ in intelligence from Lamouchi. #nffc
— Red Russian (@RedRussian17) November 21, 2020
Houghton has to take the blame today in my opinion, can't be only making the one sub need fresh legs later on in the game #nffc
— Jake Cheetham (@Cheetham496) November 21, 2020
1 win in 7 for Hughton. Hmmm.
— Dan Shaw (@danthenshaw) November 21, 2020
Barnsley take advantage of the subs & win the game in 2 mins… Hughton seems brain dead when it comes to tactical substitutions. #nffc
— . (@NffcgazTaylor) November 21, 2020
That loss is on houghton for me, Barnsley used their subs wisely & freshened things up, houghton did nothing #nffc
— Djs (@dansmithuk78) November 21, 2020
Hughton out. #nffc
— Rich! (@rmf19891) November 21, 2020
100% Chris hughton fault this! Needed fresh legs from 70th min but his stubbornness to bring fresh legs on has cost us simple as #nffc
— Garon (@G_lad_NFFC) November 21, 2020
— T (@TomCarnell1) November 21, 2020