Nottingham Forest bounced back from three successive defeats in the Championship – and four in all competitions – when they beat high-flying Sheffield United 2-1 at the City Ground on Saturday, but Reds fans were far from impressed with Liam Bridcutt’s performance.
Mark Warburton’s men certainly didn’t make the best of starts as they looked to get back to winning ways when John Lundstram gave the Blades the lead in the third minute, but goals from Jason Cummings and Kieran Dowell before half-time were enough to give the hosts all three points.
Summer signing Bridcutt started alongside Ben Osborn in the middle of the park, but he obviously failed to make an impression in front of the City Ground faithful.
Nottingham Forest supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media, and while some described him as a “gaping weakness”, others “don’t know how he keeps getting in the team”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I think I need new glasses bridcutt looked shocking to me #nffc
— ob (@Jamsmitchell) September 30, 2017
They've had a lot of stick recently but I thought both CB's were excellent today. Midfield poor though, esp Bridcutt. Important win #NFFC
— Greg (@canwenotknockit) September 30, 2017
Thought Mancienne and Traore were brilliant today, Worrall and Bridcutt still not for me, but great 3 points #nffc
— Eggsy (@BrHeggs) September 30, 2017
Just back from the match … any1 else notice Bridcutt was gone after 30mins?? Hardly moved, no tracking … seemed shattered #nffc
— . (@_JoeForest) September 30, 2017
Bridcutt pass completion must be less than 20% I really don't know how he keeps getting in the team we need DV back asap #nffc
— Phil (@fratzroy) September 30, 2017
#nffc fox has been our best player. Darikwa exposed a lot. Bridcutt has been very suspect
— Shaun (@aryan86) September 30, 2017
Not a fan of Bridcutt at all seems to have weakened the midfield since he signed he's there to protect the defence but looks lost #NFFC
— NorthWestRed (@red_till_death) September 30, 2017
Bridcutt and Osbourne give the defence no protection. Bridcutt is a gaping weakness and cannot hold a position to cover his defence
— simon wilkinson (@megsonout) September 30, 2017