Nottingham Forest were beaten 1-0 by Huddersfield Town to go four games without a win at the start of the 2020/21 campaign.
Frazier Campbell’s 54th-minute goal was enough to compound Forest to their worst start for 66 years and pile the pressure on Sabri Lamouchi.
Forest have won just three out of the last 19 games and have failed to score in their first four games in all competitions this season.
The Reds are clearly suffering from a hangover of sorts from the back end of last season when they capitulated on the final day of the season.
Lamouchi rang the changes for this one, with seven changes made to the side who lost to Cardiff last weekend.
Following the latest performance, we looked at the Forest players and rated them out of 10.
Brice Samba – 7
Was powerless to prevent Campbell’s acrobatic goal and made two quality saves late on to keep Forest in the contest.
Cyrus Christie – 6
Got forward pretty well and looked like he could be a decent acquisition once he gets up to full scratch.
Loic Mbe Soh – 7
A decent display from the ex-PSG youngster. Should have opened the scoring just before half-time with a close-range header.
Scott McKenna – 6
Solid from the new recruit, could perhaps have done better with the goal but looked very comfortable in possession.
Tyler Blackett – 4
A bad time for Blackett to turn in a horror-show on the day the Reds signed Nicholas Ioannou from APOEL.
Jack Colback – 6
Needs support, plays backwards and sideways a lot but in Lamouchi’s style, there is very little being offered in front of him. Did okay.
Samba Sow – 5
A clumsy, erratic performance from Sow who on another night could have been sent off in the first half-an-hour.
Harry Arter – 7
An extremely good performance from Arter who looks exceptional when playing between the lines. Looks like becoming a real fan favourite at the City Ground.
Luke Freeman – 6
A disappointing night for Freeman who simply failed to get going against a physical Huddersfield team.
Lyle Taylor 6
Had the same problem as Grabban when he was introduced in that he was starved of service. The key to getting strikers scoring goals is by creating chances for them, Forest simply didn’t do that enough.
Sammy Ameobi – 6
Forced a brilliant save out of Ben Hamer in the first half but grew frustrated with some comical refereeing decisions in the second half which had an impact on his performance.
Mighten (Sow) – 7
Arguably Forest’s best player but his introduction came too late. Could become a bright spark for Forest this season.
Grabban (Taylor) – 6
Nearly scored with his first touch but was otherwise starved of service once again.
Lolley (Freeman) – 6
Didn’t have a lot of time to get involved in the game and was marked out of it by Huddersfield.