Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten run in the Championship to nine games as they drew 1-1 against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park last night. 

The Reds ensured they returned to Nottingham with a point courtesy of an equaliser from Joe Lolley, shortly after Adam Armstrong had given the hosts the lead.

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In truth, Sabri Lamouchi’s team were not at their best against Tony Mowbray’s team and on another day the Reds might have ended the game empty-handed.

One player who played a pivotal role in the Reds coming away with a point is Lolley. It’s fair to say he hasn’t had the best start to the season by his standards, but he showed glimpses of being back to his best last night.

Form

Lolley has scored three goals in nine appearances in the Championship so far this season. He scored the crucial equaliser in this game with an unstoppable effort from around 20-yards out.

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Lamouchi’s side have another two-week break from competitive action approaching with the next international break just around the corner. They’ll be hoping they can maintain their unbeaten run against Brentford on Saturday.

Lolley will be hoping that he can add to his tally against the Bees and go on a goalscoring run. This is what many supporters expected of him this season after a sensational run of form last term.

However, he’s recently come under some stick from teammate Samba Sow on Twitter. The 30-year-old midfielder poked fun at the winger’s inability to score with his right foot.

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Before the winger netted the equaliser for the Reds, Sow accidentally stood on Lolley’s left foot. It didn’t seem to phase the winger though, as he went on to score a superb goal in the second-half.

 

Having seen what his teammate was capable of after standing on his left foot, Sow even offered to do the same to his right. It’s fair to say Lolley wasn’t too sure that would have the desired impact.