Nottingham Forest travel to Middlesbrough this weekend for another away test and supporters hope to see Yuri Ribeiro back in the team.

The Portuguese left-back has made just two appearances this season, failing to make the squad for seven fixtures.

Last season the 23-year-old was arguably one of Forest’s best players and his demise is somewhat surprising.

He made 31 appearances under Sabri Lamouchi last season but was bizarrely frozen out by him once the 2020/21 campaign started.

Chris Hughton has a need for a left-back though following Nicholas Ioannou’s sending off at Luton on Wednesday.

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The Cyprus international was dismissed for a lunge on Martin Cranie; with Carl Jenkinson slotting in at left-back for the second half.

 

Ribeiro’s fall down the pecking order is a strange one that has left supporters baffled. He is a real fan favourite and many believe he should be in the squad.

Hughton said when he arrived that everyone would be handed a chance to show him what they could do – indicating a possible reprieve for the youngster.

Ahead of the weekend trip, Forest supporters have taken to Twitter. They are in no doubt as to who should be starting at left-back this weekend.

Here is what they’re saying about Ribeiro…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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