I think it might be a little too early to start talking about the future like this.
But perhaps I’m being a little too harsh on him here and it shows what kind of impact Sabri Lamouchi has had at the City Ground that he can make someone feel this way after such a short period of time. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see where things go from here.
Adama Diakhaby has slowly been making his presence known on the Forest team, from a 14-minute substitute appearance against Brentford into a 29 minute one against Birmingham City. Whilst his short-term future is to be determined, the Frenchman has already started thinking about what the longer-term future holds. Speaking to Nottinghamshire Live, he was asked whether or not he’d be willing to stay in Nottingham beyond the end of the season:
“Why not. In football you never know. But at the moment I am just focused on my game and playing for Nottingham Forest, playing for the club and for the fans. I just want to do my job and help the team win as many games as we can. I am just focused on that. I want to give my best for the team and the supporters.”
This is all well and good, but I’d quite like to see his future at the club dictated on what he’s able to bring to the club rather than whether or not he wants to stay, and to do that he’s going to have to pull out something spectacular.
If you take a look at his record in English football, it doesn’t exactly make for great reading, 32 appearances and just three assists. Hopefully that was just down to being in ‘the wrong system’ and Lamouchi saw something that he can bring to this side.
But if he really wants to stay at Nottingham Forest next season, regardless of what division the club happens to be in, then he has to get his finger out and actually give us a reason for him to be here.
How many goals will Diakhaby get for Forest before the end of the season
7 or more
We can’t afford to have any passengers on the promotion train, everyone needs to be pulling their weight.