Nottingham Forest midfielder John Bostock started his first game in the Championship for the Reds on Sunday against Wigan Athletic.
Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t able to prevent the Reds from seeing their 10-match unbeaten run come to an end at the DW Stadium.
Boss Sabri Lamouchi is likely to make a number of changes after a disappointing performance from his side at the weekend. Bostock will be hoping he’s done enough to stay in the team against Hull City.
Lamouchi will certainly be demanding more from his players tomorrow night. It will be interesting to see how they react to only their second defeat of the season.
It’s fair to say that Bostock was one player who did pick up some plaudits at the weekend, despite the result.
The former Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur man was given a chance in the middle of the park in the absence of Samba Sow. He did a reasonably good job considering his lack of football.
Bostock created arguably Forest’s best chance of the game when he played Rafa Mir in on goal in the second-half. However, the loanee from Wolverhampton Wanderers wasn’t able to hit the target.
There’s no doubt that Bostock has a job on his hands to retain his place. The likes of Tiago Silva, Alfa Semedo and Ryan Yates are all putting pressure on him.
If he’s given another chance against the Tigers tomorrow, he’ll have to perform even better than he did against Wigan.
From what they’ve seen so far this season, some Nottingham Forest supporters have been giving their verdict on the 27-year-old on social media:
I rate him.The formation he played in Saturday didn’t suit the team not only him.I’d give him a another chance playing in our more accustomed formation to see if it makes a difference
— bajanforest (@bajankool) October 22, 2019
Currently a player that thinks he’s better than he actually is. Lot to prove at the moment IMO. Hope he can become more consistent and I suppose he’ll only get that with minutes.
— Psycho was back V2 (@psychoFTID) October 22, 2019
Lacking confidence, needs more game time
— ian (@ifilby) October 22, 2019
He’s got great vision great passer of the ball needs game time good player
— Stevenffcsheltz ⭐️⭐️ (@ForestfcSs) October 22, 2019
Got a decent pass on him but not great. One of them frustrating players dont get in the 11 for me
— Demuss nffc musson (@DemussDarren) October 22, 2019
Needs game time. #NFFC
— Dave⭐️⭐️ (@dj_zotov) October 22, 2019