Nottingham Forest forward Lyle Taylor has taken to his personal Instagram account to issue a message to supporters on the Reds’ defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday at the City Ground.
Forest fell to a second successive Championship defeat with them suffering a 2-1 defeat against Bournemouth.
Chris Hughton’s side were unable to get themselves back on level terms for the second time in the game in the second half, despite the Cherries having played the last half an hour of the game with ten men after David Brooks was sent off.
It means that Forest are still searching for their first point and win of the season when they travel to Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday evening looking to kick start their campaign.
There were some positives to take from the Bournemouth defeat amongst which were Taylor starting to look a lot more like the player the Reds thought they had signed last summer.
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Taylor has taken to his personal Instagram account to urge Nottingham Forest fans to maintain their vociferous backing of the team that they showed against Bournemouth. While he also confessed that whilst they nearly got something against the Cherries, nearly is not good enough.
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This is a very honest message from Taylor following Forest’s defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday and that loss was another major blow for them at the start of the new Championship campaign.
However, on reflection, the Reds have not been far away from getting results against the Cherries or away at Coventry City on the opening day.
Taylor has been a huge positive for Forest so far this season with the striker having re-earned Hughton’s faith it seems during the pre-season period and he has been selected to lead the line for them in their first two league matches.
Having scored against Coventry, Taylor will be frustrated he could not add to his goal tally against Bournemouth but his general impact on the game was a lot better than we saw from him for most of last season.
The forward is right that Forest will need to keep the fans onside and that means that they have to start picking up results as soon as possible.
While there have been encouraging signs in their first two games, there is only so long you can say that you have been unlucky to come away with nothing.
The game against Blackburn in midweek is one that the Reds simply have to do all they can to secure three points in and get their campaign up and running.