Former Nottingham Forest midfielder John Bostock endured a tough night as Doncaster were thrashed 6-0 by Rotherham United in the Papa John’s Trophy. It’s the second time this season that Donny have lost to their South Yorkshire rivals after losing in League One too.
After leaving Forest at the end of 2019/20, Bostock returned to Toulouse. There he was released from his contract and spent several months trying to find himself a new club.
In January, Bostock was snapped up by Doncaster boss Darren Moore. Shortly after, the boss left for Sheffield Wednesday and things have started to go south for the midfielder since.
In total, the 29-year-old has made 24 appearances for the League One outfit. They did flirt with the play-offs for a bit last season, although Moore’s departure ended that push.
This season he has been a regular in the team. Doncaster are in a perilous position though. They’ve lost four of their five games so far and haven’t scored since the opening day defeat to AFC Wimbledon.
The ex-Forest man struggled last night. He was given just 4/10 by the Doncaster Free Press for his performance against the Millers last night, with Paul Warne’s men running riot.
The publication wrote: “Struggled yet again in the screening role as Rovers were far too easy to play through down the middles. Linked up well with his fellow midfielders in the first half. Couldn’t get a handle on possession after the break.”
Current form perhaps highlighting Bostock struggles at Forest
Supporters were incensed when Sabri Lamouchi continued to overlook Bostock for a role in his team during the 2019/20 campaign. Perhaps his current form is showcasing some inconsistencies that the French boss was wise to.
The midfielder made just nine appearances for the Reds, claiming two assists during his time at the club. In fairness, he was in competition for a place with Ben Watson who was brilliant during that campaign.
Plenty still feel as though he was vastly underused though, with some fans failing to understand why he didn’t win himself a permanent move to the City Ground.
His current form at Doncaster perhaps goes a long way towards answering those questions from Forest supporters.