Many Nottingham Forest fans have been blasting Ryan Yates as Chris Hughton decided to name him in the starting line-up versus Brentford in the EFL Championship fixture.
Several members of the City Ground faithful felt as if it was a very uninspiring choice by the boss given that the defensively-minded midfield player perhaps does not offer a lot of creativity in the centre of the park, which is what NFFC need given that they had only scored a mere 10 goals in 18 matches in the division all season, the second lowest out of the 24 teams, before today’s game.
Should Yates start for Nottingham Forest?
Yates has only managed to average just 0.7 key passes per appearance in England’s second division so far in the 2020/21 term, and had only created one big chance before today’s match (Sofascore).
Nottingham Forest fan reaction to Yates starting
These supporters blasted the decision by Hughton to start him against the Bees, with one fan even describing the 23 year-old as a ‘crab’:
Why Christie, Figuieredo, Yates and even Lolley?? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, expecting nothing but a loss today.
— Alex (@AO1865) December 12, 2020
oh dear, knockaert not starting, YATES BACK 🤦🏻♂️
— bradley (@BullTrified) December 12, 2020
Oh no….the crab is back ..thought we had learnt about Yates…another Saturday watching dross..hope to be proven wrong, really hope so. There us no creativity in midfield again and vulnerability on the right side of defense
— Phil Wilko (@NFFC1967) December 12, 2020
Certainly doesn’t add any creativity to the side or have any chance of leading a box to box counter attack
— Ian 🔴⚪️🔴🏴🇹🇷 (@ismith1968) December 12, 2020
Yates starts I don’t watch
— Leviticus45 (@mrwhitey38) December 12, 2020
Samba, Christie, Yates, ameobi, Figueiredo all start oh dear – awful looking team – zero creativity. Shakey at back – lump on Brentford #nffc
— Cenobite (@FirstCenobite) December 12, 2020
How can Yates be starting again . My 16 year old son can tackle and pass better than him. Unless its a Forest thing . Walker and Cooper carried a local lad Chettle for years https://t.co/DPTn7TWXqz
— kevin ward (@kevinwa73338713) December 12, 2020
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