Nottingham Forest made three additions in January but so far Gaetan Bong, Nuno Da Costa and Adama Diakhaby haven’t really managed to improve the team.
It is true that each player has had limited game-time on the pitch to impress, with the latter’s seven appearances the most of the trio, but Sabri Lamouchi and the Forest faithful may have expected more.
Bong and Diakhaby both have Premier League experience, with the latter even playing for Monaco prior to his arrival in England, but he is yet to convince that he is worthy of a starting place ahead of Joe Lolley or Sammy Ameobi. As a result, it is quite difficult to assess his contribution so far, and the mixed response from fans in regard to the impact he has made supports that view.
Some believe he has only shown his quality in parts so far, but suggest he has shown enough to indicate that there is potential for him to prove his importance over the remaining eleven games. Indeed, despite his limited game-time, he averages more fouls won per game (1.9, via WhoScored) than all but one of Forest’s squad, so could prove a useful option going forward.
Getting better each game
— Happy Clapper (@JackDan75429892) February 27, 2020
Clearly low on confidence but shown glimpses of what he can do. Better option off the bench rather than starting
— Gary (@RedDogGary) February 27, 2020
— 🆖 (@elliswhite04) February 27, 2020
Needs game time, think it shows he hasn’t played for a while, looked a lot sharper and more in control at the end of the cardiff game than any game I’ve seen so far. Could make a difference towards the very end of the season
— Adam Brown (@admamski89) February 27, 2020
Average. Had some rubbish performances and some half decent ones but nothing influencial
— jamie trickett (@jmetrcktt) February 27, 2020
Slowly getting better after Huddersfield destroy his confidence
— Ashley (@Iam2phenomenal) February 27, 2020
Erratic with glimpses of promise
— Stu 🏴 (@stuuuuu_nffc) February 27, 2020
Big room for improvement https://t.co/WdvlP1PcQM
— Andy (@andrewnffchall) February 27, 2020
What is your view on Diakhaby Forest fans? Has he been a poor addition or could he still make a difference to the team before the season is up?
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