Nottingham Forest were battered at Leicester City as the Foxes got revenge for their 4-1 defeat in the FA Cup last season.

The King Power Stadium was rocking as James Maddison scored twice and set one up in a 4-0 win for Leicester.

Forest were once again guilty of pushing the self-destruct button on an abysmal Premier League night for them.

Following the game, we looked at three players who struggled the most in the Garibaldi as Forest headed south on the A1.

Three Nottingham Forest players who struggled the most against Leicester:

Steve Cook

How the defender keeps getting picked over Joe Worrall remains to be seen.

Nothing against Cook but his best days are firmly behind him and the Reds will keep conceding when he plays.

Forest players struggled
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The experienced performer is a model professional and he was the obvious choice to wear the armband.

Still, that isn’t a great barometer with a plethora of new signings in the team at Leicester.

Forest have to improve at the back and for Cook, he will have to accept a role as a squad player now.

Cheikhou Kouyate

The Senegal midfielder was another player who had a night to forget.

He was hooked at half-time after dropping a real disasterclass of a performance at the King Power Stadium.

Was completely overrun in the middle of the park and was clumsy out of possession.

Forest have to find a winning formula and this wasn’t a good night for the international performer.

Brennan Johnson

It’s hard to really see what the 21-year-old has done since Forest got promoted to the Premier League.

Forest players struggled
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He was once again guilty of some really bizarre touches and he looked a bag of nerves throughout the contest.

Johnson is capable of the sublime but he’s coasting through games far too much at the moment.

The challenge for Steve Cooper is to get the match-winner firing and back to his very best at some point this season.

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