Nottingham Forest were beaten 1-0 by Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium, ending their run of 10 unbeaten games. 

The Reds were never at the races in truth and boss Sabri Lamouchi is certainly left with more questions than answers.

The French boss rang the changes from the team that beat Brentford prior to the international break and it backfired big style.

One man who did get the chance to start was Rafa Mir and it’s fair to say he didn’t have the best of afternoons.

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The Spanish striker started at the expense of Lewis Grabban and Lamouchi must be starting to question whether or not the youngster is of the required standard for his squad.

Mir missed two good chances in the first half and then fired wide in the second when it seemed easier to score after a delicious pass from John Bostock.

His overall play just doesn’t excite and looking back on the game Lamouchi must regret his decision not to play his main talisman Grabban.

 

In truth, the Reds won’t rue on this game for too long and a home double-header gives Forest a great chance to maintain their lofty league position.

Toothless

Mir is yet to score for the Reds and on this performance, he will be struggling to win himself any more game time.

The Spaniard just doesn’t seem to fit into Lamouchi’s style of play and essentially he will be judged on how many goals he scores for the team.

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He had ample opportunity to score himself a couple of goals at Wigan and quite simply fluffed his lines.

It may well be early days as far as his Forest career is concerned but he is already looking like a player who will struggle to make an impact at the City Ground.

 

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