Date: 5th August 2019 at 3:23pm
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Arijanet Muric struggled on his Nottingham Forest debut as the Reds suffered a 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion and was criticised by some supporters on social media. The 20-year-old has been brought in to replace Costel Pantilimon between the sticks, but he didn’t justify the decision on Saturday evening.

The first goal Muric conceded saw him fail to deal with Kyle Edwards’ low central effort, instead palming the shot into the back of the net rather than getting down quicker and parrying the effort past the far post. The second goal saw Matty Phillips’ cross go over Muric’s head. West Brom held on for the win.

Forest are overstocked with goalkeepers in the first-team, so this should be one area the Reds are strong in. Sabri Lamouchi currently has Muric, Costel Pantilimon, Luke Steele and Jordan Smith, and he’s even been linked with a move for Brice Samba.

Whether Muric’s proverbial No.1 jersey could switch hands remains to be seen, but he didn’t cover himself in glory on his Championship debut. It is worth noting, however, that he’s still only 20 years old and has played only one of a potential 46 league games so far.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article

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