After a strong start to the new campaign, Pep Clotet’s men looked to hold off a strong Forest side who appointed French manager Sabri Lamouchi in the summer.
Blues got off to a bright start. In the 10th minute, Gary Gardner found talisman Lukas Jutkiewicz, he brought the ball down and fired a shot at the forest goal but saw his effort result in a corner kick.
Just 5 minutes later and Forest had opened the scoring. Forest played a free kick short to Joe Lolley who drilled a shot straight through Lee Camp. 2 goals in 2 games against Blues at the City ground for Lolley.
Soon after, Forest doubled there 1 goal advantage. Joe Lolley crossed a ball in to the back post which found the head of Lewis Grabban who headed past a helpless Lee Camp.
The half time whistle went. The score was 2-0, but it could have been a lot worse for the boys in blue.
Just 20 minutes into the second half and Dawson added another. A corner kick found the Forest center back who headed the ball past Lee Camp.
12 minutes after, Forest could have had a fourth. Ameobi found himself free in the 6 yard box but could not convert his golden opportunity as he sent his effort blazing over the bar.
A very poor performance from Blues. The less said the better. However, Tuesday night is the perfect opportunity to redeem themselves and gain 3 points. Let’s hope the fans can get behind Pep and the players as they look to turn 4 points into 7 by Wednesday.
KEEP RIGHT ON!