Thursday, 20 August 2015

Toothless for Tigers

Nottingham Forest's robust approach to Tuesday evening's clash appears to have taken it's toll and my pre-season concerns about our possible lack of firepower seem well-grounded. Wyn is reporting that in addition to Chris Solly, both Tony Watt and Reza Goochannejhad will also miss Saturday's home match against Hull City.

Solly took a very bad tackle late on in the game (one that commentator Stephen Froggatt winced at and said it was a carbon copy of the one that ended his own career) so is not a real surprise. Both Watt and Reza also took knocks but played on, albeit Watt was subbed and replaced by Reza well before the end.

With Igor still out, it will mean Simon Makienok will lead the attack and I am guessing Karlan Ahearne-Grant will get another start. Big Mak's confidence might be suffering having failed to score for us since joining and after missing two sitters against Forest. Ahearne-Grant is at least off the mark but with only one goal between them, Hull City will hardly be biting their nails.

I am hoping we get an overdue goal from midfield and that Big Mak can break his duck. That might be enough to see off our highly fancied visitors. Better still, could we make a move for another proven striker tomorrow?

1 comment:

801912601 said...

Time for big Mac to put one in the onion bag and get the fans off his back.

Hopefully TWW will be fit as we look a different team with him playing.

Need to keep the positive start going.

Cheers,
Barry