Many Nottingham Forest fans were not happy with manager Chris Hughton after he decided to start Cyrus Christie against Swansea City.
It is a huge game for Forest, as their next four games are against teams who are all currently in the top six in the Championship (SofaScore). One fan, in particular, blasted the decision, saying that the defender has been ‘poor’ this season.
Hughton’s side currently sit one spot above the relegation zone so decisions the manager makes will be heavily scrutinised. Despite many of the fan base being frustrated at the Irish international starting, he has proved to be a vital defensive asset for the club this campaign.
Christie has managed on average 2.1 tackles, 1.6 interceptions and 1.2 clearances per game in the division (WhoScored). Meanwhile offensively he also provides a threat, as the 28-year-old has managed 1.5 key passes a game.
He has joined on a season-long loan from Fulham (Transfermarkt) so has a point to prove if he wants to stay at the club come the summer.
Here is how Forest fans reacted after seeing Christie in the starting eleven:
It is surely a sign of madness to keep doing the same thing over again and failing? Christie and Figs have been so poor, need taking out of the firing line. Hoping to be surprised and we get a win but not hopeful having seen the line up #NFFC
— Rob Johnstone (@rob_johnstoneuk) November 29, 2020
Christie, Yates and colback bring nothing to that side. #nffc
— NFFC-TruthHurts (@NffcTruthhurts) November 29, 2020
Questionable line up. Surprised to see Figs and Christie still starting after recent performances. One of Colback or Yates should have been dropped. Even so, it’s still a strong line up, Win needed! #NFFC https://t.co/6FDwgqV3Ru
— Francis Moore (@FrancisMJourno) November 29, 2020
Do I have to watch colback and Christie play again 😫
— Matthew Grace (@mjgrace82) November 29, 2020
Good joke lads, what’s the actual team?
— Lance Stroll #MarinakisOut (@JmIBC) November 29, 2020
Well, looks like a relegation dog fight this season if we insist on Figuieredo and Christie on that right side and Yates and Colback in the middle, shame really.
— Alex (@AO1865) November 29, 2020
Another 90 minutes of watching Christie And Figs getting rinsed by anyone running at them and a Yates and Colback Midfield 🥴
— Riley (@RileyNFFC_) November 29, 2020
Christie has times of being decent but inconsistent,when will Darikwa get a chance? Seriously
— 🔴 (@CNL_NFFC) November 29, 2020
In other Forest news, one player was slated in a past performance. Have a read who it is here!
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