Following Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 draw at relegation-threatened Middlesbrough on Monday night, Forest fans have been discussing their side’s distinct lack of January transfer activity, as well as the below-par performances of Adama Diakhaby.
Diakhaby, who arrived at Forest from Huddersfield Town on a loan deal this January, has so far underwhelmed during his time at the club, failing to either score or provide an assist in his eight league appearances for the Reds.
The same could be said about Diakhaby earlier in the season, when the 23-year-old was still at parent club Huddersfield, with the former French U21 international once again failing to score in 18 Championship appearances for the Terriers.
However, Forest fans appear to have reached the end of their patience with the winger following a truly dreadful substitute performance in the club’s 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough on Monday night, in which Diakhaby spurned a glorious chance to win the game for Forest, and received a WhoScored match rating of just 5.78.
Fully back Sabri and the owners but lack of investment in January could well cost us promotion, again.
Signing players like Diakhaby instead of some real quality. #NFFC
— Forest Logic (@ForestLogic) March 2, 2020
Diakhaby was a gamble that has not paid off. If a couple of those chances had fallen to another player we remarkably could have won!
— Christopher Weaver (@WeaverChweaver) March 2, 2020
There have been some terrible mistakes. Picking and continuing to pick Diakhaby. Not using Carvalho, Bostock etc better and the 3/4 times that the team selection was changed for no reason and cost us very winnable games. They are nothing to do with January transfers tbf
— welchy19 (@19welchy) March 3, 2020
One fan even called him the new Andre Silenzi, who failed to score in his 16 appearances for Forest.
Thought bostock and carvalho were excellent when they came on. Let’s not talk about the the new ‘Andrea silenzi’ -Diakhaby
— Jon Sellars (@jonboysellars) March 3, 2020
we looked miles better when bostock & carvalho came on, diakhaby should never wear a forest shirt again
— Chloe (@fxbmessi) March 2, 2020
Diakhaby is dreadful
— Gaz (@gaz82cookie) March 2, 2020
100% agree. Criminal. Missed a chance.
— Bevan Boy? (@mac123_m) March 2, 2020
Very few “quality” signings available in January is the problem.
As for diakaby- he’s league 2 standard. He is so out of his depth it’s unreal
— Forestalona (@Adrienk62405656) March 3, 2020
Diakhaby isnt really a super sub option, hes more like a last 10 min option, what carvalho did is what he should have been doing
— ????? (@Bvsnffcsg01) March 2, 2020
What do we think?
To say that Adama Diakhaby’s signing was a gamble that hasn’t paid off is somewhat of an understatement.