A plethora of Nottingham Forest fans took to Twitter to criticise Sabri Lamouchi for his decision to bring on Ryan Yates when the club were looking to break the deadlock against Queens Park Rangers.
The midfielder was brought into the action with around 30 minutes to go, replacing Sammy Ameobi in the process, however he failed to have the desired effect and did not help to change the game as the two sides played out a goalless draw.
Indeed, when taking a look at the impact the 22-year-old had in the last half-an-hour or so of the game, it might become rather easy as to why so many of the club’s faithful were questioning and criticising their manager for the decision he made.
According to WhoScored, Yates failed to take a shot or play a key pass to a team-mate, whilst he managed to win four aerial duels. Defensively, the midfielder did okay, although nothing outstanding, as he managed to complete one tackle and make two clearances.
Fans were left questioning Lamouchi on Twitter throughout the game and in the aftermath of the result, with some even suggesting that the poor decision he made had cost them their chance of taking all three points.
Here are just some of their reactions…
Why would you bring Yates on for Ameobi at 0-0? Somebody explain please? #nffc
— Reece Venning (@ReeceVenning1) February 22, 2020
Minds scrambled at why sabri thought, I know I want to win this game I’ll bring Yates on over carvalho, mighten and Walker. Yeah that will work🤯. #nffc
— 18.7 (@fisher0115) February 22, 2020
Still cant wrap my head round the decision to bring Yates on
— Joe 🔴 (@NFFCJoe__) February 22, 2020
I love SL but our home performances have been good enough, he said he was going to change how we play at home but he hasn’t. Imo we need to play Silva as an 8 and Joao at 10 in order to create more chances. Bringing Yates on at 0-0 is probably his worst decision so far #nffc
— Josh kind (@Joshkind_NFFC) February 22, 2020
I like Lamouchi but he doesn’t seem to be learning about taking the game to the opposition. Even at 0-0 today, his first sub was to bring Yates on. Carvalho must be terrible in training or something!
— James Hallam (@JamesHallam23) February 22, 2020
Decent performance but 2 points dropped. Same old not being able to break sides down at home. Shocker of a 1st change from Sabri, Yates for Ameobi. Soon as we brought Mighten & Carvalho, looked a lot better. Really don’t get enough people in the box or have digs at times #NFFC
— ReissNFFC (@ReissNFFC) February 22, 2020
Today was proof that Carvalho HAS to start. In a game void of creativity it baffled me as to why he didnt start or wasnt brought on earlier. Not to mention the crime that was subbing Ameobi off for Yates. #nffc
— Tom (@TomNFFC_) February 22, 2020
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