Stoke City will be aiming for their first win of the Championship season when they take on sixth-placed side Nottingham Forest at the bet365 Stadium this evening.
Nathan Jones’ side have endured a miserable start to the season and have collected just two points in their eight matches this campaign, which leaves them sitting 23rd in the second tier.
The Potters did secure a point during their last league outing against Brentford last weekend, but they will need an improvement in performances if they are to beat Sabri Lamouchi’s impressive Forest side tonight.
Jones saw his side crash out of the Carabao Cup in midweek following a penalty shoot-out defeat to Crawley Town, and Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett has claimed the Stoke boss feels tonight’s match is “crucial to his future”.
The Stoke club Twitter account has been counting down the hours to tonight’s meeting, and posted this tweet five hours prior to kick-off:
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) September 27, 2019
Plenty of Stoke supporters responded to this tweet with many of them posting messages of support to the side, while others delivered more pessimistic messages to Jones in particular.
Here are some of the responses…
Stoke City, you’ve got this. We are all behind you, always. Come on you Mighty Potters!!!!!
— Eddie 🔴⚪️ (@eddmillo) September 27, 2019
Let’s go boys
— Store City FC Esp (@StokeCityEsp) September 27, 2019
Remember when we all used to get excited when we were playing…
— ナスブッチャー (@Demonic_Hippy) September 27, 2019
No Gregory please. He is awful.
— EvandroRoncatto (@Vatozzz1) September 27, 2019
— SGP (@Simongeorge78) September 27, 2019
In 6 hours 30 mins, NJ will reveal his latest excuse for why he has failed to win, YET AGAIN.
— toptom007 (@toptom007) September 27, 2019
We’re all behind the boys tonight, let’s grab them points and kick start our season🔴⚪️
— Tom Lloyd (@_tlloyd97) September 27, 2019