Date: 31st October 2018 at 10:00am
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There weren’t many positives for Nottingham Forest fans to take from last night’s EFL Cup fourth round defeat to Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium.

Having suffered a 3-2 defeat in a game we should’ve been looking to win reasonably comfortably, call it the ‘magic of the Cup’, complacency or insert your own, bottom line was we should’ve been prepared for their work rate and we weren’t and few can say they didn’t thoroughly deserve their victory on the night.

With a number of players simply growing the question mark over their head and whether or not they should have a future at the City Ground, late substitute Arvin Appiah at least justified his inclusion as the 17-year-old Academy product came off the bench in the 84th minute and hit our second on the night to give some hope of a fightback.

It was the forward’s first appearance of the season and his professional senior bow so marking it with a goal, despite the loss, would’ve made it a very special moment for him and fans are clearly hoping for big things from the lad in the future.

We’ll have to see if manager Aitor Karanka gives him another shot soon – he couldn’t have done much more.

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