Nottingham Forest were brought back down to earth last night following their win at league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers last week, as Aitor Karanka’s side were handed a 3-0 home defeat by play-off chasing Preston North End.
The Reds were completedly outclassed by their opponents from Lancashire, with goals from Billy Bodin, Tom Barkhuizen and Daniel Johnson handing Alex Neil’s side a comfortable win on the road.
Forest parted ways with former boss Mark Warburton earlier in the month following a string of inconsistent results, but new man Karanka has now won just one of his four games in charge.
Defeat rounds off a bad few days for the Reds, after they were dumped out of the FA Cup at Hull City having dispatched Premier League Arsenal in the previous round.
Tuesday result highlights the massive job Karanka faces to turn this side into promotion candidates, and fans were quick to have their say on their side’s abject display on Twitter…
That concludes Michael Mancienne’s Nottingham Forest Career! Thank you and good night!
— AJ (@AJeffries_) January 30, 2018
i think we should break up
— cal (@coyrcal) January 30, 2018
Announce contract terminations
— Jonno Reilly (@Jonno_Reilly) January 30, 2018
When your manager is embarrassed about a result, you know your club is in a bad state ????
— Jack Richards (@ReginaldNFFC) January 30, 2018
If I went to work and performed like that I would be sacked for gross incompetence
— Paul Radford (@PaulRadford19) January 30, 2018
Heads dropped and just gave up without a fight which always happens when we go behind,no leaders out on the pitch
— Paul Wass (@paul78wass) January 30, 2018
So many changes needed. Good luck Karanka.
— Joe (@youngharrison92) January 30, 2018
Absolute joke no words can explain the performance tonight. This team needs a complete clear out… fans peaving early and boos say it all. I dint think players excuses will be listened to tonight. ????
— Ash_Forest Red Army (@Forest_Fan_Ash) January 30, 2018
Unless wholesale changes are made to this squad we will drop out of this league
I am lost for words tonight , i am so angry and sick of this team
— David Archer (@David36873389) January 30, 2018
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