Former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Mark Crossley had called for Brice Samba to curb his enthusiasm when he returns to the team.

The Congolese stopper will serve a three-match suspension after receiving a red card for violent conduct against Stoke City last week.

He will miss away trips to Bournemouth and Preston, whilst Samba will also sit out when Bristol City arrive on Trentside in 10 days time.

Forest Samba
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Ethan Horvath will deputise and the American has certainly waited patiently to get a chance to shine under Steve Cooper.

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Crossley has been discussing the moment of madness made by Samba at the weekend and he’s called on him to strip his attitude back a bit.

He told BBC Radio Nottingham: “Us goalkeepers are renowned for doing the odd silly thing at times. I’m no excuse either. It’s a moment of madness when the hype and the pressure of the game get to him.

“There’s no excuse, he will know he shouldn’t be doing what he did. He will know that he could have cost the team.

“I know Danny Alcock who is the coach there. It’s his temperament and it’s something that in the long run he’s got to get out of his game.

“He’s a good goalkeeper. Samba has got all the talents, I really like him but this is something that he’s got to get out of his game.”

Attitude: Crossley is spot on about Forest star Samba

Crossley was a real stalwart for Forest and has he says, all goalkeepers are a little bit daft when it comes to the occasional erratic moment.

This red card has been coming for a little while by Samba though. He was rather fortunate against Derby at home; whilst he gave away a silly goal against Leicester.

Forest Samba
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As a result, Crossley makes a very good point. Samba, although a good goalkeeper, needs to rid his game of these lapses in concentration as one day he will cost the team.

For now, the focus turns to Horvath and what he can do. When Samba does return to the team, however, he owes the supporters a performance.

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