Nottingham Forest were defeated 1-0 by Bristol City yesterday afternoon as new boss Martin O’Neill was denied a fairytale return.
The new Reds boss witnessed an abject display from his new charges; with the challenge of lifting confidence within the squad looking like a tough task.
Forest have won just once during their last nine Championship fixtures and the Reds never looked like winning on Saturday.
O’Neill went into his first game in charge with a defensive crisis of sorts and new signing Yohan Benalouane was handed his debut, despite only penning terms at the City Ground on Friday.
The Tunisian signed an 18-month contract from Leicester City and went straight into the starting line-up.
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Some Forest fans had questioned the arrival of the defender given that he hasn’t played a great deal of football during the last couple of years.
Those cynics needn’t have worried, however, as Benalouane looked comfortable at the heart of the back four; proving to be one of Forest’s standout performers on an otherwise miserable afternoon.
Following a solid maiden showing by Benalouane, Seat Pitch rounded up supporters’ thoughts from the world of Twitter.