In a rather tepid end-of-season English Championship affair, Nottingham Forest played out a 0-0 draw at home to Bristol City.
With nothing left to play for aside from pride and progress, Aitor Karanka’s side couldn’t find a breakthrough against the 10th-placed side, with former Robins star Lee Tomlin missing a second half penalty.
Forest managed to fashion 24 shots against Lee Johnson’s side, but only six landed on target, telling a story of a wasteful attack in the final third.
Fans were left especially frustrated with the performance of striker Daryl Murphy, who struggled across the 90 minutes in his first start for over a month.
The 6ft 3in forward has scored just 7 goals in 28 appearances this season.
Supporters feel his time is up at the club with many calling for him to be sold this summer. Now 35 years of age though, will there be many suitors for his signature?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his Saturday performance…
Dont know what was up with Daryl Murphy that performance by him today was shocking #nffc
— only one Chris Cohen (@Iamphenomenal01) April 28, 2018
Defended Daryl Murphy in recent weeks but WTF was that performance today, embarrassing..
Should give his wages to charity #NFFC ⭐⭐
— Chris North (@1_NewarkOutlaw) April 28, 2018
I covered more yards going to Chippy than Murphy did all game #nffc
— Carl Aldred (@carl_aldred) April 28, 2018
Anyone see the point in Daryl Murphy playing today? Absolute waste of time he let every single player down. #nffc
— ᎶᎪᏃ △⃒⃘ (@NffcgazTaylor) April 28, 2018
Great to see Chris Cohen get the ovation he deserves on the other hand Mr Murphy needs to take a long hard look at himself and decide whether or not he can be arsed to put a performance in or not I can jump higher than him and I’m nearly bloody 60 he offers nothing #nffc
— merv smith (@swerve11red) April 28, 2018
— Guy Walvin (@Guy_Walvin) April 28, 2018
Daryl Murphy once again an embarrassment!! No effort at all, sack him off straight away #nffc
— Gaz Brown (@Gaz23Brown) April 28, 2018
Surely Murphy will be nowhere near the squad at Bolton?
Can only think AK gave him 90mins to really give him every possible chance.
Had plenty now under karanka and getting worse n worse.
Been awful since October.
Awful body language no effort constant moaning. Get rid. #nffc
— Dean Boden (@DnoMaz9) April 28, 2018