Both Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles played the whole game in Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 home win against high-flying Bournemouth last night, and new manager Dougie Freedman is starting to turn things around at Forest.
Jamaal Lascelles being congratulated after scoring equalizer
The game didn’t start well for Forest as they were 1-0 down after only 3 minutes with a goal from Andrew Surman, but Newcastle player Jamaal Lascelles equalized on 21 minutes and then captain Henri Lansbury, the former Arsenal player, put them ahead just before half time.
And Forest were able to get a victory that took them into 9th place in the Championship on 47 points.
But that’s still 12 points out of a playoff place with Bournemouth slipping to joint 4th place on 59 points.
During the latter days of manager Stuart Pearce in charge, both Darlow and Lascelles lost their first team places, but since the former Newcastle left-back was fired in early February, things are starting to look up at Nottingham.
Pearce was replaced by former Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers manager Dougie Freeman, and both Newcastle players have regained their places, and Forest are unbeaten in their first five matches under Freedman.
In fact they have four wins and a draw in those games, and their goal difference has also improved by +8, so Dougie has taken 13 points from five games, and Forest are surging up the table.
Let’s hope they can keep it up.
Jamaal has played 17 times for Forest with one goal this season, and goalkeeper Karl Darlow has made 31 appearances.
Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles are on loan for the season at Nottingham Forest, and are expected to join Newcastle’s first team squad in the summer, and fight for their first team places at Newcastle.
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