A number of Nottingham Forest supporters have been bemoaning the performance of Sammy Ameobi during the Reds’ frustrating goalless draw against Birmingham City on Saturday.
Forest headed into the game looking to build on taking four points from their previous two Championship matches by taking all three points against Birmingham. However, Chris Hughton’s side were unable to break down their opponents in the first-half and struggled to really create chances and take the initiative in the game.
One player who struggled to really influence proceedings was Ameobi, with the 28-year-old having drifted through the 61 minutes he was on the field for.
He was also responsible for a number of attacks breaking down having lost the ball a hefty 18 times throughout the opening hour of the contest and maintaining a passing accuracy of just 53% (Sofascore).
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It was indicative of his form so far this campaign, which has seen Ameobi manage to score just one goal and fail to provide a single assist in 20 Championship appearances.
That is one of the reasons why Hughton’s side are struggling near the relegation zone and are finding it a real challenge to score enough goals to win matches on a regular basis.
Some Forest fans were even questioning the attacker’s work-rate against Birmingham City and believing that he was not trying hard enough at times on and off the ball. While others just bemoaned his overall lack of impact.
Here then, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…
You’re not going to create much or excite much with Ameobi and Cafu as regular attacking options.
Desperately need better #nffc
— Brummie Tricky 🌳 (@BrummieTricky) December 26, 2020
Appreciate his natural posture is quite languid but Ameobi is just dossing about atm. No conviction in anything he does, nor sense at times. Didn’t break a sweat today and coincidentally contributed nothing but a bit of loose marking and a couple of hospital passes.#nffc
— Jack Playle (@PlayleJack) December 26, 2020
Ameobi has gone back to pre- Sheff Wed levels of effort today – give him the hook please not running…#nffc
— Chris W (@trickyterra) December 26, 2020
Someone wake up Ameobi. #nffc
— Mark O'Brien (@HoH_NFFC) December 26, 2020
Ameobi just doesn’t look interested at all today, get him off quick please #nffc
— Gordon Rowland (@gordieboy67) December 26, 2020
How ameobi loses almost every header just baffles me #nffc
— frank the tank (@frankthetank622) December 26, 2020
Ameobi needs to introduce his right leg to his left leg. Always getting each other’s way. #nffc
— NFFC-TruthHurts (@NffcTruthhurts) December 26, 2020