Jermaine Jenas fears for Nottingham Forest after Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Brentford as defending continues to concern him.
Forest returned to the City Ground on Saturday after taking a battering at Arsenal last weekend.
This one started much better as Morgan Gibbs-White fired Forest in front from the edge of the box.
Brentford were then awarded a dubious penalty though as Yoane Wissa went down, with Bryan Mbeumo stepping up to score.
Wissa turned goalscorer as he lobbed Dean Henderson from a sumptuous Mathias Jensen pass but Forest found a leveller.
A goalmouth scramble saw Mathias Jorgensen score an own goal with Ben Mee clearing Jesse Lingard’s strike into the Dane and over the line.
This will feel like a positive moment for Steve Cooper and co.
We have seen Forest take the lead in home games this season before capitulating; defeats to Bournemouth and Fulham spring to mind.
Forest fans will have feared the worst when Wissa made it 2-1 to Brentford but Forest just found a way to snatch a point.
Still, Forest are conceding too many goals at home and pundit Jermaine Jenas – a former Forest man himself – has now offered his view.
Jenas has told Match of the Day that he thinks there is ‘a lot to fix’ in the Forest side right now.
Jenas believes that Forest just can’t expect to win Premier League games when they’re top of the charts for home goals conceded and shots faced on target at home.
The former Forest midfielder added that this kind of record simply isn’t good enough and Cooper’s men will be heading for relegation if they can’t solve these defensive issues at home.
“There’s a lot there to fix,” said Jenas. “They got themselves back into it with a draw but they can’t be winning games of football when for home goals conceded and shots faced on target, you’re top of the tree for both of them. It’s not good enough and, at this rate, they will go down,” he added.