Adlene Guedioura’s performance was heavily criticised by some supporters as Nottingham Forest fell to a 1-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers. The Reds have gone three games without a win in the Championship and were accused of not caring by Aitor Karanka after the match.
The Forest manager has come under fire himself, however, after starting Guedioura ahead of Claudio Yacob against QPR. Yacob had been in fine form alongside Jack Colback but found himself dropped for a more offensive player on Saturday – a decision that completely backfired.
Guedioura put in a miserable performance against Rangers, completing only 73% of his passes and failing to find a teammate from 11 of his 18 long balls. The 33-year-old gave away three fouls during the game too. He hit the woodwork with an effort from distance and did drive with the ball from deep at times, but supporters weren’t pleased with his overall showing.
Get Guedioura off. Awful #nffc
— Nick (@NJL82) December 22, 2018
Guedioura can go for me. Can’t afford to carry poor players. #NFFC
— Leeds Tricky (@LeedsTricky) December 22, 2018
Pretty sure Guedioura hasn’t completed a single pass yet today ???? So bad #nffc
— Aaron Wood (@Nffc_Azza) December 22, 2018
we’ve been great most of the season, but in recent weeks we’ve dropped valuable points against Preston & QPR & only mustered 1 shot on target today. Guedioura been absolutely terrible, Osborn poor & simply not been good enough, no goals in our last 3 games merry xmas #nffc fans.
— martyn (@martynbigdog) December 22, 2018
Don’t care about his shot I hope I never have to watch guedioura again.
— Harry (@HarryyS98) December 22, 2018
Dropping Yacob for Guedioura has blew my mind! Gave the ball away 473 times today!
— Adam west (@Adamwest6) December 22, 2018
Unbelievably I still think we need another central midfielder. Guedioura just isnt up to it. Need a younger box to box type to play in games like today's to take games to the opposition. Could Cash perhaps play in there? He and/or Dias should also have come on today too #nffc
— Jonno Reilly (@Jonno_Reilly) December 22, 2018
Playing Osborn and Guedioura over Cash and Yacob is absolutely criminal from AK…
— Joel Stockdale (@joelnffc6) December 22, 2018
The Algerian international has made 15 appearances in the Championship this season, featuring only twice under Aitor Karanka in the last six weeks. Yacob and Colback may renew acquaintances against Norwich City on December 26 as a result of Guedioura’s struggles.