Manager Martin O’Neil and Assistant Roy Keane lasted less than 6 months in charge, after leading them to a 9th place finish. Head Coach Sabri Lamouchi was put in charge of the new season’s proceedings, bringing in a good group of signings as they look to build upon their 9th place finish last term.
Nottingham Forest Opening Fixtures
A tough start for the red side of Nottingham, with last season’s play-off hopefully WBA hosting them in the first game, and a trip to Leeds in the second week. A home game against fellow midlanders Birmingham City is followed by two away, both against Londoners Charlton and Fulham. Preston visit the City Ground in week 6.
Nottingham Forest Penalty Takers
Forward Lewis Grabban converted less than half his taken penalties, scoring only 3 of the 7 taken, having 3 saved, missing 1. Meanwhile, winger Joe Lolley converted both his penalties while Grabban wasn’t on the field.
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Lolley is a really stand out, with 12 goals and 11 assists in a Forest midfield that is bursting with options, including Carvalho (4 goals, 8 assists), Cash (8 goals, 2 assists) and Osborn (2 goals, 6 assists), as well as new additions Tiago Silva and Albert Adomah. Upfront, Grabban was the only player to surpass Lolley’s goal tally, hitting the net 17 times, but chipping in only 3 assists.
At the back, they were also pretty tight, with Pantilimon keeping 15 clean sheets, the 4th highest in the league, but faces competition in on-loan Manchester City stopper, Arijanet Muric.
Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineup
4-4-2: Muric; Dariwaka, Milosevic, Worrell, Robinson; Semedo, Cash, Lolley, Silva, Adomah; Grabban