Nottingham Forest held high-flying Watford to a goalless draw at the City Ground last night and many fans have been left frustrated by the performance of winger Anthony Knockaert.
The return of centre-back Joe Worrall strengthened the Reds defensively but their struggles in front of goal continued as they failed to find the net or win for the fourth consecutive game.
One of the players that Chris Hughton entrusted with trying to bring an end to that run was Knockaert as the Fulham loanee started as part of the attacking trio behind the striker.
It wasn’t the Frenchman’s day as he made just one key pass all evening, connected with just one of his six crosses, and lost possession 17 times in total (Sofascore).
The winger played arguably the best football of his career under Hughton at Brighton and was integral in their promotion back in 2016/17 but has failed to rediscover that sort of form at Forest.
The 29-year-old is yet to provide either a goal or an assist in nine appearances for the Reds this term – a damning record for a player of his calibre.
Which club did Nottingham Forest sign each of these 25 players from?
The City Ground faithful appear to be getting frustrated with Knockaert and many took to Twitter to vent their frustration after last night’s game.
Read their reaction here:
Knockaert is poor #nffc
— Andy Brown (@redbrowny31) December 2, 2020
35k per week for Knockaert. So much money for so little end product. All so predictable too #NFFC
— The Trent is Red (@thetrentisred) December 2, 2020
Like to see him get more of a shot though tbf, Knockaert was awful toniggt
— ReissNFFC (@ReissNFFC) December 2, 2020
More confidence this evening and most will say “a point is a point”. Worrall was good, Taylor ran his heart out again. But Knockaert was dire (as was the referee!)
— David Gell (@ex_major) December 2, 2020
Knockaert frustrates me big time because I know he’s much better than that. Yeah be good to see Mighten get some game time, he’s got pace and quite skilful.
— Scott Clarkson (@ScottNffc1990) December 2, 2020
#NFFC Unpopular opinion. Knockaert is dreadful. Brings nothing to the team.
— Mark Sims (@marksims72) December 2, 2020
Knockaert has been tripe tonight. Lots of running about but nothing…..expect more #nffc
— Freebs The Tree (@FreebsTheTree) December 2, 2020
Yo knockaert is pants who signed this guy @NFFC
— Big LV (@EnricoGaraguso) December 2, 2020
Am I the only one who thinks Knockaert has been consistently poor?? #NFFC
— Antony Dear (@AntDear2010) December 2, 2020
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