Nottingham Forest secured their Championship safety with a 1-1 draw with Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.
Results elsewhere mean that Forest cannot fall into a late relegation battle, and safety has looked to be have assured for a while.
They had to come from behind for the second game running to earn a point, though. Rabbi Matondo snuck at the back post to tap home Josh Tymon’s cross to give Stoke a lead heading into the break.
Before half-time, Forest had to bring on Anthony Knockaert after an injury to Luke Freeman, and the Frenchman helped to inspire a comeback.
In the second half, Knockaert was Forest’s most creative outlet, and it was his cross which led to Lewis Grabban prodding in from close-range to bring the scores level.
We haven’t seen enough of Knockaert’s real quality this season, and his lack of consistency has been fans’ biggest frustration.
Here, though, we take a look at Forest fans’ reactions to his performance on Saturday…
Saw the last 20 mins and Knockaert actually played ok but the rest was same old… things need to change drastically
— Carl wilkinson🔴⚪ (@CarlosNFFC) April 24, 2021
Not pretty, but job done. Good resilience to break down what was essentially a 4-6-0. Knockaert superb. Hope we play the U11 reserves against Wednesday next week #nffc
— CB (@Chris78901) April 24, 2021
Grabban and Knockaert look likely to create something. #nffc
— WienerSchnitzel 💙 (@Schnitzel1972) April 24, 2021
Knockaert doing some good bits 👍 #NFFC
— Nick (@NJL82) April 24, 2021
Get in, bit of luck but take it. Great ball from Knockaert. #NFFC
— ReissNFFC (@ReissNFFC) April 24, 2021
Knockaert done more in 5 mins than Freeman did in 35 mins
— Michael R Smithson (@Mickely) April 24, 2021
Bye bye knockaert you won’t be missed
— Andrea Silenzi (@topcatffs) April 24, 2021