Former Nottingham Forest striker David Johnson has launched an attack on Lewis Grabban after yesterday’s draw with Reading.

Forest drew 1-1 in Berkshire with Scott Dann cancelling out Philip Zinckernagel’s early goal for Steve Cooper’s team.

The game hinged on a moment just after half-time though when Grabban had an effort cleared off the line by Liam Moore.

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Forest’s top scorer opted to shoot instinctively instead of laying the ball off to Jack Colback who would have tapped home for 2-0.

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The chance went and Forest were made to rue the decision by their leading goalscorer this season.

Grabban has scored eight times so far this season and perhaps it’s easy to see why he did opt to go for goal himself instead of passing.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, however, and it’s easy for supporters and former players to say what the striker should have done in the heat of the moment.

On this occasion, he went solo when he should have passed to his teammate. Given the form he’s been in though he could have quite easily smashed the ball home.

Johnson, however, wasn’t in the mood for understanding Grabban’s thought process.

What did Johnson say about Forest talisman Grabban?

It’s fair to say he didn’t sit on the fence. The former striker was disgruntled with the 33-year-old and took to Twitter to vent his frustration.

Johnson scored some superb goals for the Reds and he was worshipped during his time on Trentside.

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Grabban has scored 51 goals for the Reds though and he’s earned the right to a mistake or two.

The challenge for Grabban is to simply continue scoring goals and keep proving his critics wrong.

Johnson feels that the striker should definitely have passed to Colback and launched a scathing, brutally honest assessment of him on Twitter.

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