Greg Halford hits back on Twitter: Fox, Gomis, Djebbour didn't strengthen team

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Under-fire Nottingham Forest defender Greg Halford has hit back on Twitter claiming his poor form isn't down to his ability, but more because of his constant change of position.

The former Colchester United man has become one of the main targets of abuse for supporters at the City Ground in recent weeks, as fans grow increasingly frustrated at player performances.

An incredibly poor run of form has seen the Reds slip from a comfortable play-off position to 11th in the league table, five points off sixth-placed Wigan with just one game remaining.

Prior to their capitulation, the Tricky Trees were actually one of the form teams in the division. Billy Davies masterminded a 16-game unbeaten run which stretched from early-December to mid-February, which included impressive wins against Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United.

However, their run came to an abrupt end when Nottingham Forest failed to knock Nigel Clough's Sheffield United in the FA Cup, despite leading 1-0 at half-time. The loss to Sheffield United seemed to send Billy Davies' Reds into a downward spiral, which ultimately lost the Glaswegian manager his job after a heavy 5-0 loss at the hands of local-rivals Derby County.

The interim manager, Gary Brazil, has done little to stop the rot and their play-off hopes ended at the weekend after a heavy defeat to Bournemouth. It was a result which left frustrated Forest supporters taking to the internet to vent their frustrations, which landed at the feet of some individual players, Halford being one of them.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers player didn't sit back and take the abuse lightly either, reacting to supporters on the internet with a detailed view to why he believes the season went downhill:

 

 

 

 

 

 


The comments made by Halford do seem to indirectly slur the three players brought in by Billy Davies in the Winter window, as well as the management for, a lot of the time, playing him out of position.

One of the major Nottingham Forest fan pages on Twitter was quick to react sarcastically to the former Sunderland man's claims, commenting: 'pass me the violins!!'

In summary, I would be surprised if the Tweets bypass incoming manager Stuart Pearce and I expect his reaction to supporters, which does seem somewhat unprofessional, to land him in hot-water with the new boss.

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