Nottingham Forest new boy Tom Ince tops unwanted stat on debut

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Tom Ince went straight into the Nottingham Forest side after securing his loan move from Hull City.

Tom Ince went straight into the Nottingham Forest side on Saturday, but did not help their poor form improve.

Without a win in the Championship since mid-September, Forest lost 3-0 to Huddersfield Town and have slipped to 10th in the league.

Ince also recorded an unwanted statistic on his debut for the club.

He became the Notingham Forest player to have the most shots at goal, recording one or fewer on target.

  MatchTotal ShotsShots On Target
Tom Ince Huddersfield vs Forest 6 1
Britt Assombalonga Forest vs Blackburn 5 0
Henri Lansbury Forest vs Derby 5 0
Michail Antonio Forest vs Derby 4 1
Britt Assombalonga Huddersfield vs Forest 4 1

Ince's willingness to have a go should be praised but it was clear to see he was trying too hard to make something happen and to get on the scoresheet, although unlike some players on the pitch at least he was lively.

In situations like that, it can be counter-productive, especially on a day like yesterday when it seemed he didn't bring his shooting boots with him.

His willingness to have a go should be praised, but not at the cost of creativity, for he provided only one key pass, and attempted just two crosses, one of which was accurate.

The winger also failed to complete a successful dribble, and it's pretty sure that while he can pan out to still be an outstanding loan signing for Forest, there is still work to be done.

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