Joe Lolley was in action for Nottingham Forest against Cardiff City on Saturday.
Nottingham Forest winger Joe Lolley has taken to social media with a heartfelt message for supporters following the City Ground side’s 1-0 defeat at home against Cardiff on Saturday.
A two-goal victory would have taken Sabri Lamouchi’s side up to third in the Championship table but they fell to defeat in the East Midlands as a lapse in concentration led to Nathaniel Mendez-Laing finding space to curl a 20-yard shot into the bottom corner early in the game.
Cardiff had a huge opportunity to double their lead early in the second-half when Lolley cleared off the line from Gary Madine after more good work from Mendez-Laing.
Lamouchi’s men struggled to create any clear-cut chances of their own, as they remain fourth in the Championship.
Lolley was one of Forest’s most threatening players on the day, especially in the second-half. He managed to get himself in a dangerous position on numerous occasions, but his final ball into the box let him down.
So frustrating to not come away with something from the game 😟 football for you 😭
— Joe Lolley (@JLolley23) November 30, 2019
Some Forest fans rallied round to praise Lolley for his efforts on the day – not to mention the season so far – and made it clear that it was just a bad day:
Can’t win them all!!
— FLETCH19 (@fletcherluke) November 30, 2019
We go again joe
— Ewan (@ewanbamford) November 30, 2019
Can’t help it @JLolley23 when they play with 9 men in the box and 5/6 men in the back at times.
— Pete Marshall (@PMarshall78) November 30, 2019
Very true, Mr Lolley. Heads up and on to the next one.
— JamieWilliams (@JamieWilliams1) November 30, 2019
Thought you were very good today joe. It was anti football from Cardiff but you have to take it on the chin.
— Daniel Ansell (@quelch1986) November 30, 2019
You had a good game. It was disappointing though. I blame the fog 🌫🙃
— Trixie King (@TrixieKing9) November 30, 2019
You and Cash were immense today. Smash and grab by them, keep it up and we will be fine
— Dec Kelly (@DeclanJMKelly) November 30, 2019
Forest will look to put things right at the New Den on Friday when they face Millwall.