Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten run to six matches on Sunday but failed to defeat rivals Derby County in an entertaining 0-0 draw at the City Ground.
Miles behind their visitors in the English Championship, Forest had it all to prove against Gary Rowett’s outfit but failed to find the finishing touch and pick up a famous victory.
Fans were left disappointed with their side’s attacking performance, providing criticism for teenager Ben Brereton in particular who found himself in good positions but could hit the back of the net or provide a killer final pass.
Brereton has struggled for goals this season despite plenty of first team opportunities and fans are growing impatient with him, despite recognising he is still a teenager learning the game.
Many feel he needs dropped for upcoming matches, with some even calling for him to be sent out on loan this summer.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
Brereton's decision to pass was woeful. That was the perfect chance to become a hero infront of Trent End. I don't buy the whole "he's young" crap. He's paid to score goals and I'm afraid he doesn't often look like doing it #NFFC
— Dan (@Dan_LowerBC) March 11, 2018
Surely it's time we started Murphy again because Brereton is too weak. I appreciate he's a teenager, so it's unfair to write him off. But he's not ready for the first team yet. Maybe in time he will be. #nffc
— Hannah Forest ?⚪️⚽️ (@hannahforest) March 11, 2018
I couldn’t give a rats bollock if he’s ‘one of our own’. Brereton simply isn’t good enough. Awful decision making, no movement, and devoid of any kind of footballing intelligence. Get rid in summer or a league 2 loan deal. #NFFC
— Raul Naylor (@notttmfails) March 11, 2018
— Uncle Knobhead (@AllanMayfield) March 11, 2018
we need some firepower. Brereton has no desire about getting that ball – should’ve came off at half time #nffc
— adam? (@joelolleypop) March 11, 2018
Need to go all out on a striker in the summer the likes of Brereton/Murphy just aren’t good enough #NFFC
— NorthWestRed (@red_till_death) March 11, 2018
Another sturdy display from #NFFC I like what Karanka is building but maybe it’s time to give Brereton a couple of games rest…
— Tom Penistone (@TomPenistone) March 11, 2018
#nffc Brereton needs to go out loan to a league 1 side to learn the game.
— G Forrest (@cakeyandcrispy) March 11, 2018
Solid defensively but nothing to offer going forward. Brereton couldn't hold up an umbrella #nffc
— Michael Dodd (@Mikeydodd84) March 11, 2018