Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor has claimed that Adebayo Akinfenwa caused ‘carnage’ when he came on the pitch for Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
The Reds won the fixture at the City Ground 2-0, and striker Taylor scored both as he helped kickstart Chris Hughton’s managerial career at Nottingham Forest.
At 1-0, the game was tight and Wycombe began to take control of the game after forward Akinfenwa entered the fray and caused havoc in the penalty area for the Chairboys.
However, Taylor’s breakaway strike and second of the game secured the three points and meant that Forest go into the international break in high spirits.
Taylor has admitted that Akinfenwa caused ‘carnage’ for the Forest defence, and admits the game began to change because of him.
Speaking to Nottinghamshire Live, Taylor said: “They were on top in the second half until we scored. It’s not so much a lack of quality from us, it’s the carnage he causes when he comes on to the pitch.”
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He is a real handful Akinfenwa, and it’s great to see an opposition player talking positively about him considering the forward hasn’t been in the Championship long.
Many question Akinfenwa and whether the way he plays will work in this division, but judging by Taylor’s evaluation of him, Wycombe have a very good option at the top of the pitch.
Taylor will now hope he can push on after scoring his third and fourth of the season, and lift Forest out of any potential relegation fight.