Date: 24th October 2019 at 6:30pm
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Joao Carvalho is starting to lose supporters after putting in another poor performance in Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 defeat to Hull City. The 22-year-old often struggles to make a telling impact in games and is frequently substituted as a result. Wednesday was no different.

As per WhoScored, Carvalho played for 60 minutes, made 37 touches, created two chances, had one shot, completed 83.3% of his 24 passes, whipped in just one cross, drew one foul and made two successful dribbles. He also failed to find a teammate with any ball into the box, didn’t register a shot on target or turn over possession once all game.

The Portuguese u21 international has made 10 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating two goals. Carvalho is yet to get off the mark in the Championship and hasn’t made an assist since late-August. He’s yet to play a full 90 minutes in any league game too, averaging only 50 minutes per appearance.

Sabri Lamouchi may be considering a change ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Reading as Forest are desperate for a result. The Reds have only picked up one win in their last four games and have scored just three goals for their troubles. It’s clear Carvalho isn’t doing enough creatively, so time will tell if it costs him a place in the side.

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