Nottingham Forest warrior Moussa Niakhate has delivered a plea to the club’s supporters after another defeat. The Reds lost 2-0 to Manchester United at the weekend, with Antony and Diogo Dalot scoring the goals.

Niakhate has only recently returned to first-team action. He has played the last five games since returning from a serious hamstring problem and has looked largely impressive.

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Forest have lost three on the trot and five of the last six Premier League games that they’ve played. The team’s form away from the City Ground is frankly pathetic and relegation looks to be on the horizon.

It’s becoming pretty perilous for Forest at the moment. The Reds desperately need a victory and they have just seven matches in the top flight to try and save their skin.

Niakhate has taken to Twitter to speak of the club’s form. After receiving a correct message from a supporter saying that actions speak louder than words, the player agreed. He posted:

Niakhate has been sorely missed with his bad hamstring. He looked impressive for the first two games that he played but then disaster struck during a game against West Ham.

The battling defender clearly has top-level experience. He captained Mainz for many years before arriving at the City Ground and he’s clearly desperate for the Reds to survive this season.

Niakhate has delivered a plea to the club’s supporters

At 27, Niakhate is approaching his prime. With that in mind, the Reds won’t want to see him leave the football club but if they go down, that possibility should become a reality.

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The Senegal defender needs to keep himself fit for the remainder of the campaign. Despite not helping Forest to a victory just yet he’s clearly got star quality and he wants the fans to remain on his side.

Forest’s support will never waver. Ultimately, however, the supporter’s response was right and it’s time for all of the players to show actions over words and secure Premier League survival.

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