Nottingham Forest suffered another defeat when they played Reading on Saturday. With fellow relegation battling sides like Derby County picking up victories, Chris Hughton job gets even tougher after the loss.
Former England manager Sam Allardyce has been discussing the club and he has identified one area where the team need to significantly improve at if they want to push up the table this season.
Allardyce discusses Forest
Allardyce believes that Chris Hughton needs to address the lack of goals in the January transfer window as he said, whilst appearing as a guest on EFL on Quest: “The lack of goals is a huge problem for Chris and he’ll have to try and address that when the next window comes round. If they don’t address that they’ll stay down where they are at the bottom of the table.”
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Allardyce is definitely not wrong, the attacking department at the club is a huge issue. In their 16 Championship games, they have only scored nine goals (SofaScore). This is the joint-second fewest in the division and if it continues, then they could likely see themselves in the bottom three by the end of the campaign.
If they can bring in another attacker, either permanently or on loan, then it would be ideal, because at the moment their attackers are not doing their job.
Lyle Taylor is the top goal scorer with four goals, and then the second-best is on one goal (WhoScored). It is simply not good enough so it is easy to see why Allardyce has identified this department as as an area to improve.
In other news, fans were fuming with a tactical decision Chris Hughton made. Have a read what it was here!
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