Nottingham Forest winger Joe Lolley has responded on Twitter to comments from Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis. 

Speaking in the Telegraph earlier today, the under-fire manager said: “We played Nottingham Forest the other week – we’d sold players for over £50m, Nottingham Forest had bought players in that squad that played us for over £56m.

“So, there was a £100m deficit in what the two clubs had done this season. But nobody talks about that. That’s fact.”

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The Reds have done the double over Middlesbrough this season. Aitor Karanka oversaw a 2-0 victory at the Riverside in October, before the Reds defeated the play-off hopefuls 3-0 at the City Ground last month.

The only player included in O’Neill’s starting line-up against Boro that cost a significant amount of money was midfielder João Carvalho. He joined the club in the summer for a club-record fee of £13.2 million from Benfica. But apart from that, O’Neill’s line-up was largely made up of loans and free transfers.

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It’s fair to say that his comments have generated a huge response from Reds supporters this afternoon. This was only exacerbated when Player of the Season Joe Lolley responded on social media.

‘They were looking at your current value’

The 26-year-old winger’s tweet has led to even more Reds supporters having their say on the matter.

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