Mark Crossley, the former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper, believes that Gaetan Bong remains a trusted member of Chris Hughton’s squad, despite a mistake at the weekend.
Bong has been seen as a potentially expendable member of the squad at the City Ground.
However, the release of Yuri Ribeiro has seen him given more minutes by Hughton.
He provided an assist in the clash with Derby County, although Crossley believes he was at fault for the Rams’ goal.
Still, Crossley is of the belief that Bong retains the trust of his manager at the City Ground.
He said: “He’s someone the manager trusts, because he brought him in. He’s had him before, at Brighton, so he just looked a little bit out of position for the goal for me.”
Forest have endured a terrible start and their draw with Derby was their first point of the season; their other four results have been 2-1 losses to Coventry City, Bournemouth, and Blackburn Rovers, and a 1-0 loss to Stoke City.