Ex-Nottingham Forest man Matty Cash was spotted looking deeply upset after Aston Villa were stunned by Stevenage in the FA Cup.

Morgan Sansom fired the home side into a half-time lead and from here it probably should have been plain sailing.

Steve Evans has his team playing superbly well though and they didn’t give up in front of a raucous Villa Park crowd.

Cash wasn’t actually on the pitch when Stevenage stunned the Premier League club and afterwards, he was picked up on camera looking devastated.

Cash stunned
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The Poland international was replaced by Matty Cash with a little under 20 minutes remaining.

He’s firmly established as the right-back at Villa and he was clearly hurting at the full-time whistle.

Jamie Reid scored from the spot with two minutes remaining and Villa must have thought they’d have to do it all again at the LAMEX Stadium.

But, Stevenage had other ideas. With the clock ticking over to 90 minutes, Dean Campbell smashed an effort through Robin Olsen to win the game for the League Two side.

Cash has been frequent in the team under Unai Emery. He is a sensitive personality and he hates losing.

Villa have struggled in the FA Cup in recent years but this defeat will smart supporters more than those that came before.

Ex-Forest man Cash stunned as Villa lose to Stevenage

Cash cut a forlorn figure as he sat in the Villa Park dugout. It actually brought back those painful scenes from 2020 when Forest missed out on the play-offs on the final day of the season.

The 25-year-old will have to bounce back from this. Emery is still getting his ducks in a row with his squad and he will want to be a part of the plans going forward.

Cash stunned
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Cash was amazing for Forest. He made 141 appearances and is arguably one of the best successes to ever emerge from the club’s academy.

Although he’s no longer a Forest star, fans will still hope to see him do well in the future.

Today needs to be nothing more than a blip. With that in mind, Cash will be doing his utmost to help Villa bounce back.

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