Joe Lolley has blown hot and cold for Nottingham Forest this season and was heavily criticised by supporters after Wednesday’s defeat to Hull City.
The 26-year-old was caught high up the pitch as Hull opened the scoring through Josh Magennis in the 38th minute, and fans have now called on Sabri Lamouchi to drop him against Reading on Saturday.
Adomah and ribiero on the wings for me on Saturday. Lolley has been awful as was ameobi, Sunday and last night. Use yates until sow or semedo is back. I’d also love to know how sabri has made cash into the right back he is now. Class last night and most of the season. #nffc
— Will Booth (@Willbooth88) October 24, 2019
Silva and Cash were solid.
Some great saves and long balls from Samba.
Lolley’s forms been disappointing.
Shaky defence for 50 mins cost us #nffc
— Rhys Williams (@RhysWilliams79) October 23, 2019
Joe lolley need dropping he has been terrible the last few games time to give Albert adomah a chance #NFFC
— Iam2phenomenal (@Iam2phenomenal) October 23, 2019
Think lolley needs benching for a few games, he is derived of confidence and coming off the bench and making an impact will boost that, also what does ameobi offer when starting a game? #NFFC
— josh mido (@jagm93) October 24, 2019
Grabban doesn’t cover enough ground and is slow. Lolley hasn’t played well in a few weeks. Watson hasn’t got the legs to get back and forward to link up enough. Cash wasted at right back. The cracks are showing ….. #nffc
— Darren (@brettwier) October 23, 2019
Joe lolley doesn’t deserve a spot In this squad I don’t even care #NFFC
— Jackbrag (@JHBnffc) October 23, 2019
Against Hull, Lolley played for 90 minutes, made 71 touches, created three chances, had two shots with 50% accuracy, completed 82.9% of his 41 passes, whipped in 13 crosses, made three successful dribbles, drew one foul and made one tackle.
Lolley has made 14 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating four goals. The Englishman has made only one assist in 2019/20 and hasn’t found the back of the net in over three weeks. It’s a real contrast from last season’s 11 goals & 11 assists in 46 league games.
With Brennan Johnson and Albert Adomah available, Lamouchi may consider a change on the wing until Lolley can find his feet. Forest have dropped points in three of their last four Championship games and desperately need a result after falling out of the playoff places.