Nottingham Forest suffered their third successive Championship defeat – and their fourth in all competitions – as they were beaten 3-1 by Fulham at the City Ground on Tuesday night, and Reds fans were far from impressed with Matt Mills’ performance at the back.
The 31-year-old started alongside Joe Worrall and Michael Mancienne in the three-man defence, and he played Cottagers attacker Aboubakar Kamara onside for the visitors’ first goal, before giving away the free-kick that Stefan Johansen superbly put away to give Fulham a 2-1 lead.
Mark Warburton’s men have now conceded 12 goals in their last four fixtures and the former Rangers boss may feel that it is time for changes in the backline when they host Sheffield United on Saturday.
Nottingham Forest supporters were quick to have their say on Mills’ showing via social media, and while some described the defender as “truly awful”, others want Warburton to “put him in the reserves”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Matt Mills is a truly awful defender. Also us playing 3 at the back does not work #nffc
— Jason (@JackCockerill) September 27, 2017
#nffc mills played the player onside for first goal gave freekick away for second how is he getting in this team! Error after error!!!
— leon daubney todd (@earnshaw10) September 27, 2017
— red and white army!! (@danmeik1981) September 27, 2017
Analyse Mills for first goal. Never even looks at his man whilst play is developing. Complete lack of awareness. School boy defending #nffc
— Steven Swinscoe (@SheathPig) September 27, 2017
Drop Mills, start Hobbs. Take Worrell out of the firingline for a few games and get Fox in CB.. Something in the back 5 need to change #nffc
— Tony Walsh (@tonywalsh00) September 26, 2017
Are you kidding me? He is the worst defender I have ever seen play for us. Mills is truly shocking #nffc
— Martyn Salmon (@Martynsalmon) September 26, 2017
Mills needs the go, would rather see fox or Hobbs in the centre, why was clough not tracking back at the end too gung ho,#nffc
— Richard Kirk (@kirkyballs) September 26, 2017