Nottingham Forest were beaten 1-0 by Wigan Athletic in a disappointing performance by the Reds at the DW Stadium yesterday.
Jamal Lowe’s first Championship goal since arriving at the Latics was enough to ensure the first defeat in 10 games for the Reds.
Sabri Lamouchi chose to ring the changes for the trip north and it backfired badly, with Forest suffering a rare bad day at the office.
The Reds were denied what looked like a stonewall penalty during the second half of the game but in truth, David Marshall in the Wigan goal was rarely tested.
Following a tricky afternoon and a first away defeat of the season for the Reds, some players took to Twitter to speak of such disappointment.
Goalkeeper Brice Samba bemoaned a lack of luck for the Reds in his tweet but promised the supporters that the team will bounce back soon:
A day without luck 😔 thanks for the travelling for the great support as always. We Will work hard to find victory again 💪🏾 and bounce back soon 🌳🔴⚪️ #NFFCArmy
— Samba brice (@samba_brice) October 20, 2019
Yuri Ribeiro was utilised as a makeshift left-winger once again and he can count himself unfortunate not to have won his side a penalty kick.
He was clearly fouled by Wigan midfielder Joe Williams but the referee was somehow unconvinced.
The Portuguese youngster also cited that he was looking forward to a return to home comforts this week:
— Yuri Ribeiro (@Yuri_oribeiro) October 20, 2019
Forest face Hull on Wednesday night before entertaining Reading on Saturday.
Given the defeat yesterday Forest would dearly like to win six points to cement their place in the top six.
Both Samba and Ribeiro had decent games at the DW Stadium, with Samba, in particular, looking solid once again between the posts.
With the £1.9 million (Nottinghamshire Live) man firmly established, Ribeiro must wait and see if he has done enough to keep his place; or whether he’ll be one of the players shunted to the bench.