Joe Lolley was introduced off-the-bench as Nottingham Forest were forced to settle for a point after a dramatic finish against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

Nottingham Forest star Joe Lolley has sent a message on Twitter after the Reds were denied victory in dramatic circumstances at Reading.

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The 27-year-old had to settle for a place on the bench at the Madejski Stadium. Sabri Lamouchi opted to name Sammy Ameobi and Yuri Ribeiro as his wide options instead. This came as a surprise to many supporters.

Lolley, a huge fan favourite among supporters, was introduced with just over 20 minutes of normal time remaining for Tiago Silva. The Reds looked to have secured a valuable three points in stoppage time. However, the Royals instantly responded at the other end of the pitch.

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The 27-year-old sent a frustrated post-match message on social media and, predictably, Reds supporters responded in their numbers, but it was a warm reception for the most part.

‘Football ay’

 

The Reds arguably didn’t miss the 27-year-old winger in the first-half. Lamouchi’s men created a host of chances but just couldn’t find finishing touch.

Lamouchi has opted to play Ribeiro on the wing in a number of away games this season. Against an in-form side such as Reading, the Frenchman tends to name a more solid starting line-up.

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Although he was criticised for leaving Lolley out, his bold call almost paid off.

Lolley will be hoping to return to the starting line-up against Luton Town next weekend.

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