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Match Report: Nottingham Forest 3-0 Wigan Athletic

Well I got my hopes up following the Bournemouth game but it wasn't to be. While I was in bed all week with a splitting headache, our defence split in two as we let a stuttering Forest side get back to winning ways.

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It's becoming a period where it is actually hard now to know where the blame lies for our continual poor performances. There are periods and games where we look a bit better than we go and play like we did against Forest last week. Just falling to pieces essentially.

The team lined up with both new defensive signings sat on the bench (Harry Mcguire and Jason Pearce) which continues to baffle me, along with the fact that permanent striker signing Billy Mckay is also left out of the starting line up.

The situation we are in, we might as well go for it!

That doesn't appear to cross Malcky Mackay's mind and whilst we held out till the half an hour mark and a second half where we looked extremely flat. The fact was we actually ended up with more possession than Nottingham Forest, yet that converted to just two shots on target all game.

Forest though look a new animal under Dougie Freedman and have that attacking edge back. £5.5 million signing Britt Assombalonga scored in the first half before being stretchered off with a knee injured which will now keep him out for the rest of the season.

By the time the striker was taken off the pitch though all the damage had been done to Wigan.

Second half goals from Chris Burke, and a very good striker from Henri Lansbury made it 3-0 just after the hour mark. The midlands club then took their foot off the gas and allowed themselves some breathing space. Not that we could muster a chance.

Forest would go on to face Blackpool yesterday in a game which would finish 3-3 and make us now look worryingly over our shoulders at the Leagues bottom club. We now face a high flying Reading side who, under Steve Clark, beat Derby County in the FA Cup.

Lets pray for an improvement!