Nottingham Forest’s dreadful form in the English Championship continued on Tuesday night, this time losing at home to top ten side Brentford at the City Ground.
The 1-0 defeat was Forest’s third loss in a row and the sixth match in a row they’ve have failed to score a single goal.
It’s of course concerning to supporters, who are beginning to anxiously look over their shoulders at the relegation candidates below them, despite in theory being relatively safe from the drop.
Despite the current situation, fans are for the most part remaining cool-headed when it comes to the status of manager Aitor Karanka, still having belief he can turn things around in the summer when he has a proper chance to sign his own players.
Undoubtedly the biggest problem is in attack and supporters can’t wait to see a quality striker or two arrive at the club, believing Karanka has overseen enough improvement in the defence to be optimistic.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
5 games left, we're all but safe, @Karanka will NOT let us go down. Let the man do his job, and get a competitive squad together for next season!! He's already tightened up the defense, FACT, so let the man crack on and lets get behind him! Simple! #NFFC
— Olly Bausor (@OllyBausor) April 11, 2018
Encouraged by the performance last night despite another game without a Forest goal. Impressed with our current midfield, especially Watson – Solid experienced leader. Quietly confident we'll be a different animal next season with Karanka at the helm. #NFFC
— Martyn (@Mart10Greenwood) April 11, 2018
#nffc It would help if people wouldn't put Karanka under pressure on social media as I'm sure Marinakis and co keep an eye on fans feelings. Bore off with your "let's sack another manager" , really is getting boring and undeniably thick.
— Lee Adams (@ozzyadams1980) April 11, 2018
Still have full faith in Karanka, we didn’t play too badly but were punished by missed chances and the woodwork. Let’s just see where we are this time next season. Best manager we will have in years, let’s not be calling for him to be sacked after 4 months. #NFFC
— CTS (@CTS4401) April 10, 2018
Dropped atleast 10 points through not having a clinical striker. Infuriating. But I DO NOT blame karanka. Atleast 2/3 new GOOD strikers needed in the summer to really push us on. Brereton needs a loan and Murphy needs to go. Keep Vellios as a back up #nffc #forest
— Alex Haslam (@AlexHaslam__) April 10, 2018
#NFFC fans need to stop calling for Karanka to go. Give him the summer, sign a striker or three and let's see what he's capable of then. I'd say we're practically safe as Bolton have to play Barnsley so one of those can't win all of their remaining fixtures. Roll on May!
— Lee Clarke (@Clarkey_No1) April 10, 2018
People are so short sighted it don't matter what happens in the final 5 #nffc we aren't going down Aitor Karanka he's here for The Long Haul
— Iamphenomenal01 (@Iamphenomenal01) April 10, 2018
Karanka's been at #nffc 3 months, inheriting a basket case of wannabees & has-beens.
Listen to Boro fans….he'll sort it, but for the love of Brian stop calling for his head.
— John Haslam (@JohnKHaslam) April 10, 2018