Nottingham Forest are slowly improving under Chris Hughton – and extended their unbeaten Championship run to three matches in Friday’s East Midland’s derby at the City Ground.
Forest had previously lost their opening four league games, which eventually saw the back of former manager Sabri Lamouchi, who was sacked three days after the 2-1 defeat at to Bristol City at the beginning of October.
However, Hughton has steadied the ship and picked up five points from a possible nine available to help steer Forest away from the relegation-zone.
And there appears some even better news for Hughton ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Luton Town after BBC Nottingham Sport reported on Sunday afternoon that last season’s top goalscorer, Lewis Grabban, won’t be linking up with former manager Lamouchi at Al Duhail despite strong links to the Qatari outfit in recent days.
Grabban scored 20 times in the Championship last season, although his goals weren’t enough to help Forest clinch a top-six place.
But the former Aston Villa and Bournemouth striker has come under fire this season having failed to net in his eight appearances in all competitions this term. However, the news of Grabban’s future has certainly been well-received from plenty of the Forest faithful.
Have a look at some of the best fan reactions below:
Good, still the best striker I’ve seen at Forest with the exception of Earnshaw, just needs a rest and more confidence him and Taylor will get goals this season
— Lance Stroll (@JmIBC) October 25, 2020
Good . Now show us what you can do
— Dean Stanhope (@DeanNFFCStan) October 25, 2020
Excellent news 👏 👏 👏 so let's get behind him. Come on Lewis get your head up.
— Nick Mellor (@nickmellor35) October 25, 2020
Good news. Can’t understand why any #nffc fan would like to lose a proven goalscorer.
— BMcA (@BennyMacNFFC) October 25, 2020
Glad he's staying! He will come good, just needs his confidence back after last season. It'll come.
— John CB (@JohnBirdflu) October 25, 2020
Just needs a goal, then there's no stopping him.
— Cameron Clark (@Camclarky) October 25, 2020
Great news, need two good strikers in this league.
— Gary Marriott (@GaryMarriott73) October 25, 2020
Our best striker. Great news
— Brummie Tricky 🌳 (@BrummieTricky) October 25, 2020
Good news for #nffc. I wonder if this situation will arise again in January and will the outcome be the same?
— Face palm NFFC (@FaceNffc) October 25, 2020
Good 👍 Form is temporary, class is permanent. Haters 🖕 https://t.co/bodXq47PhN
— Darren J D (@Dazzler1865) October 25, 2020