Nottingham Forest striker Lewis Grabban got off the mark for the club against Sheffield Wednesday, and fans of the Reds were both delighted and relieved.
Grabban joined Forest from Bournemouth in a £6m deal this summer after impressing during loan spells in the Championship with Aston Villa and Sunderland throughout the last campaign.
However, in his six appearances for the Reds before Wednesday evening’s fixture he had failed to score and Forest fans were starting to get restless with Aitor Karanka’s key man. It was the 30-year-old who opened the scoring against the Owls though with a glancing header from Ben Osborn’s inch-perfect free kick.
Forest fans on Twitter were hoping that the goal would allow Grabban to kick on and hit the heights that they had expected when Karanka signed him over the summer.
Check out some of the best tweets in reaction to his goal below.
Now Grabban Has Got His Goal His Confidence Will Go Up And Soon We Will See The Lewis Grabban From Last Season.#NFFC
— NFFC4EVER (@cookenffc) September 19, 2018
Good win, and a very good performance. Thought Colback was immense. Benni and joao worked very well together. Defence looked solid. Grabban scored and looked sharp. Onwards and upwards. #nffc
— jitz (@jitzjani) September 20, 2018
We were brilliant tonight everyone played fantastically. I thought when we went 1-0 up we would throw it away like we have done this season but we didn't we got an amazing 2nd goal. Great to see carvalho and Grabban get on the score sheet for the first time #NFFC #COYR @NFFC
— Jack (@forestfanjr) September 19, 2018
Hopefully tonight will have shut the moaners up about Grabban and Colback, Janko was impressive and nice to see a settled team too #nffc
— Gareth D (@GarethJD81) September 19, 2018
Well deserved 3 points that buzzing for Grabban especially. He needed that goal. Hopefully now this will kick start HIS season #nffc
— Claire (@LilMissRedDog) 19 September 2018
Very happy to get a win tonight….we really needed that. Great that Grabban has grabbed his first, hopefully the first of many. Lovely birthday present for Karanka. 3 points against Rotherham on Saturday and the world will look pretty fine. #NFFC
— Mick McHugh (@onedeswalker) September 19, 2018
Grabban with his first goal, pleased for him. Now we just need to put more crosses into the box for him #NFFC
— ryantNFFC (@NffcRyant) September 19, 2018
Delighted for Grabban, reckon he'll come good yet #nffc
— jesuspete (@jesuspete) September 19, 2018