The talk on Twitter this week has been regarding Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor, with the hot topic who supporters think should play in attack for Nottingham Forest.
Taylor has scored this season, with Grabban yet to open his account. Last season, the duo managed just 11 goals between them, with Grabban, in particular, struggling to stay fit.
Grabban has started just once in the league during 2021/22, with Taylor starting the other three contests. Now, Chris Hughton must decide who to start in Saturday’s derby-day clash with Derby County.
Ahead of the game, we decided to let you, the supporters, decide. We instigated a poll on Twitter with two strikers available to choose from, as well as an option that suggests playing them both.
It looks as though the outcome is pretty unanimous and over 50% of supporters are keen to see Hughton utilise both of his experienced strikers.
The actual figure of 51.6% is pretty conclusive. That decision would mean Hughton breaking from the norm and changing his current strategy which seems unlikely.
Second on the poll with 26.9% was Taylor, with just 21.5% of 498 voters believing Grabban should get the nod at the weekend.
Who will Hughton call upon to spearhead the Forest attack?
It’s tough to call at this stage. Grabban has skippered the side when he’s been fit so perhaps he will get the nod to lead the attack on Saturday.
It is all pretty irrelevant unless Forest are more progressive with the ball. Whoever has played in attack this season has largely found themselves isolated and Hughton must combat that.
The boss would win back some fanfare if he was to take the shackles off his players somewhat. Forest have been far too defensive this season and it’s crippled their ability to create chances.
Saturday could make or break Hughton. With that in mind, he might be wise to heed the advice from supporters and shake up his system for the trip to Pride Park.