Forget factors deductions, set-pieces will relegate Nottingham Forest after wasted probability | EUROtoday

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Nuno Espirito Santo could have described the factors deduction controversy as “a mess”, however it’s set-pieces which can be threatening to relegate Nottingham Forest.

It is now a league-high 22 objectives conceded from dead-ball positions and Nuno should discover a answer so as to forestall the membership from dropping into the Championship.

“Going down” chanted the Wolves supporters on the finish of this typically chaotic contest, and it felt like a chance wasted by Forest to maneuver additional away from the dreaded dotted line.

Forest’s newest defensive debacle offered Wolves with a easy second aim and it’s these frailties which have stricken all of them season.

After being deducted 4 factors final month for breaching the Premier League’s monetary guidelines, Forest are nonetheless ready for a listening to date after launching an enchantment. Yet whereas there are fears that the end result of the relegation locations could also be determined by legal professionals quite than gamers, the weaknesses on the pitch depart Forest dancing with hazard.

Though Luton’s mauling at Manchester City enabled Forest to hoist themselves some extent away from the underside three, Nuno couldn’t conceal his disappointment over failing to beat his outdated membership.

“It’s very frustrating for all of us, the players, the fans. We were better and it’s a missed opportunity so we are sad and disappointed,” he mentioned.

“We are in a fight, it’s going to be a tough one but we’ll give it our all and go to the end. We did enough to win. It’s disappointing with the way we conceded, the goals were too easy. We have to look at all of them [set-pieces] in a realistic way and today the organisation was good but we should have done better individually.

“We have a lot of tough games ahead of us so we need to keep going and try to improve in the next game at Everton.”