Nottingham Forest were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Queens Park Rangers at the City Ground, as the Reds missed the chance to climb the Championship.
Sabri Lamouchi’s men thought they had taken the lead in the 11th minute when Joe Worrall headed in a Joe Lolley corner. The officials deemed that the ball had been rolling when the Reds winger kicked the ball and ruled the goal out.
It wasn’t to be for the Reds who would have gone third in the Championship with a win and they now face Cardiff and Middlesbrough away from home in succession.
Following the performance, Nottingham Forest News analysed the performance of the players and rated them out of 10:
Brice Samba – 6
Didn’t have a great deal to do but when called upon he stayed focused and professional.
Matty Cash – 7
Solid as ever from Forest’s right-back who got forward well alongside his defensive duties.
Joe Worrall – 7
Was unfortunate to see his goal disallowed but more importantly, he looked solid at the back.
Tobias Figueiredo – 7
The Portuguese enforcer was his typically strong self and kept the threat of Jordan Hugill extremely quiet.
Yuri Ribeiro – 6
A decent first-half, although the Portuguese warrior did look somewhat tired in the second period, which saw him give possession away a few times.
Ben Watson – 6
His tackling was somewhat off on a frustrating afternoon for the captain. Decent with the ball but lacklustre without it.
Tiago Silva – 7
Looked good alongside Watson in a deeper midfield role. The whole game proved a struggle for the Reds once Silva reverted to his No.10 role to accommodate Ryan Yates.
Sammy Ameobi – 6
Surprisingly hooked although he did look somewhat jaded. Was perhaps still suffering from the knock which recently kept him out of the Charlton defeat.
Joe Lolley – 7
Huffed and puffed but often found himself up against two or three defenders. Fired a header wide with the last action of the second half, which should have sailed into the corner of the net.
Adama Diakhaby – 6
Looked better in the first five minutes against QPR than he has done in the past three games. Tired during the second half but looked pretty decent for the first 45.
Lewis Grabban – 6
Another frustrating afternoon for the striker who was forced to feed off of scraps. Desperately needs a goal to get back into his stride.
Ryan Yates (Ameobi, 60′) – 6
Playing for the last half-an-hour with Yates and Watson in tandem at home proved naive. It allowed QPR more of a foothold and saw them close their point out with relative ease.
Alex Mighten (Diakhaby, 71′) – 6
Should have perhaps been the first substitution. Mighten looks rapid but it’s vital he gets the ball to his feet.
Joao Carvalho (Silva, 78′) – 6
Tried to get Forest going following his introduction and dropped deep to try and get on the ball. A promising cameo from the magician.