Both Tiago Silva and Yuri Ribeiro were named in Sabri Lamouchi’s starting line-up on Saturday as Nottingham Forest were beaten 2-1 by Birmingham City at St Andrew’s. 

The Portuguese duo both shared their disappointment at the result which ended a seven-game unbeaten run in the Championship.

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They added that they’ll be ‘counting on’ the backing from the City Ground crowd against Leeds United next weekend.

The Reds acquitted themselves well in the first-half against Birmingham, taking the lead through Silva. It was only after Lewis Grabban’s penalty miss when things started to take a turn for the worst.


Goals from Scott Hogan and Kristian Pedersen turned the game on it’s head and secured all three points for the Blues.

Lamouchi certainly wasn’t happy with his side’s performance after the penalty miss. He felt that his side had gifted the Blues all three points and will be expecting a response against Leeds.

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Silva is clearly still feeling good about things at the City Ground, telling supporters on Instagram: “Truly disappointed with this result but on Saturday we go again!

“Counting on your support at the City Ground. Happy with my first goal in the league.”

Ribeiro also shared a similar message on Instagram, reiterating that the City Ground crowd will play an important role next weekend against Leeds.


The 23-year-old left-back’s post was captioned: “Disappointed with today’s result, but we’ll raise our heads and we’re counting with your support on Saturday’s match.”

Both Silva and Ribeiro have made a positive impact at the City Ground since arriving in the summer. They are both playing an important role in Lamouchi’s squad.

They have made 49 appearances in all competitions between them. It’s imperative that they both stay fit for the remainder of the campaign if the Reds are to challenge for promotion.

As Silva and Ribeiro allude to on Instagram, next weekend’s game against Leeds is massive. If they can beat the Whites, then their chances of automatic promotion will go up significantly.

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Nottingham Forest supporters have enjoyed a magnificent season so far under Lamouchi.

It’s now on Silva, Ribeiro and the rest of the squad to ensure they have something to show for it come the end of the season.

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