Nottingham Forest missed the opportunity to close the gap to the play-off positions to two points after they were beaten 2-0 by Cardiff City at the City Ground on Sunday, and Reds fans weren’t impressed with Ben Osborn’s performance.
Mark Warburton’s men came into the clash against the Bluebirds on the back of a 1-0 win against Norwich City during the week, but two first-half goals from Junior Hoilett and Danny Ward saw them slip up against the Welsh outfit, who continue to keep the pressure on leaders Wolves.
Osborn started alongside David Vaughan in the middle of the park, but he failed to make too much of an impact against the Bluebirds before being replaced by Matty Cash in the 78th minute.
Nottingham Forest fans were quick to have their say on the 23-year-old’s display via social media, and while one simply described it as “poor”, another was “struggling to see what he adds”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Starting to join the dark side when it comes to Osborn… Don't see what he adds. We play 4231 and he's not a holding midfielder, a winger or a number 10, so struggling to see what he adds I'm afraid #NFFC
— Gaz (@NFFC2017) November 26, 2017
How often do we hear Ben osborn didn't have the best of afternoons but he is never dropped. Poor again today #nffc
— Tony Martin (@nffcSVC) November 26, 2017
Looked better after the subs came on, but today our best players were poor (McKay, Murphy, Traore, Dowell, Osborn…). Just part of this roller coaster season – onward and upward. #NFFC
— Shaun Simms (@KingspeedSimms) November 26, 2017
Poor. A very lacklustre performance from #NFFC, created very little all game and gave the ball away too often. Murphy, Osborn and Dowell in particular were well below their usual standard.
— Dan (@Dan_LowerBC) November 26, 2017
Time for Cash to oust Osborn out the team! He’s faster, stronger, can tackle and is more composed #nffc
— Paul Richardson (@ricoforest30) November 26, 2017
Do people finally see what Liam Bridcutt brings to the side now?? Osborn not strong enough for CM. #NFFC
— Lee Clarke (@Clarkey_No1) November 26, 2017