12 February 2020 02:12
Head coach Sabri Lamouchi took full responsibility as Nottingham Forest were on the wrong end of an upset at the City Ground. The Reds boss made five changes to his starting line-up against Charlton Athletic - some of which were enforced - after Saturday's impressive victory over Leeds United. But it was a completely different performance this time around as the hosts fell to a 1-0 defeat. Striker Lewis Grabban, midfielder Samba Sow and winger Sammy Ameobi all missed out through injury, with Tyler Walker, Ryan Yates and Adama Diakhaby on in their place. Matty Cash started on the bench, while fellow full-back Yuri Ribeiro was left out of the squad altogether as Carl Jenkinson got a rare runout and January signing Gaetan Bong made his Forest debut.
"We made a lot of mistakes - probably me first with some changes," Lamouchi said. "We could play for two or three hours and not create a lot. "It was probably my mistake. "Grabban didn't play because he has a knee problem, like Samba Sow and Sammy Ameobi. "It was a mistake - not for who played tonight, but to keep the dynamic.
"Tonight it was absolutely different to a few days ago. Absolutely different. It was the wrong dynamic and we made a lot of mistakes. Grabban, Ameobi and Sow could all be doubts for Saturday's trip to face leaders West Bromwich Albion, when the Reds will look to get their promotion push back on track. "Grabban didn't make training after the last game. He has had some treatment today and we will check on him tomorrow," Lamouchi said. "Samba Sow and Sammy Ameobi had treatment today, so we will check on them tomorrow. "There was no problem with Cashy and Yuri." Lamouchi's men could have gone second in the Championship table had they claimed three points, with Leeds drawing at Brentford. However, they were well below par at the City Ground as Lyle Taylor's first half strike proved the difference. It is only my mistake," the Frenchman said. "I made the changes because we have a lot of games and have played a lot of games - for Cashy and Yuri. "For the others (Grabban, Sow and Ameobi), with some pain they cannot play. "We didn't want to take a risk because we play again on Saturday. "It is easy to say after the game that it was wrong, but I absolutely take the responsibility. "But with this team, we played in a low rhythm and made a lot of mistakes. We didn't really create any chances. "It was absolutely different to three days ago. "Bad performance and bad result. And we miss another big opportunity." Charlton boosted their fight against relegation with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over high-flying Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. Sabri Lamouchi's side came into the game on a high, having enhanced their promotion credentials with a 2-0 win over Leeds and needing a win to reach the automatic promotion places. But a team who included five changes – probably made with Saturday's trip to West Brom in mind – toiled to turn things around after Lyle Taylor put Charlton ahead in the 24th minute. Lee Bowyer's side had not won in 12 away games and sat fourth bottom but they held on for three points, with the goalkeeper Dillon Phillips making strong saves to deny Tiago Silva and Tyler Walker, while Walker was also denied by the woodwork. Forest were almost level a minute later when Sarr almost netted a spectacular own goal, with only a superb save from Phillips saving his blushes. Lamouchi took responsibility for the defeat. We gave them one chance in the first half and they scored," he said. "We did not create a lot. It was a bad performance. [Leaving out Matty] Cash and Yuri [Ribeiro] was a mistake. Not because of who played instead but because we did not keep the dynamic we had. Charlton played well and deserved to win. This was my mistake. I changed things because we have a lot of games... I take responsibility, absolutely. This was completely different to a few days ago. A bad performance, a bad result and a big opportunity missed." 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