It's been an interesting journey so far for Jamaal Lascelles.
The 20-year-old was once such a bright prospect that he was long linked with a move to Arsenal. Then, speculation surrounding his future pointed in the direction of Tottenham, Queens Park Rangers and many more.
But the very reason that earned him a move - his impressive form at the City Ground - is no more, with many Forest fans asking just what has happened to the player.
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Last night's defeat to Brentford was a case in point. Lascelles was certainly not his side's only poor performer but he certainly was one of them.
As Opta stats show, the 20-year-old won just one interception and no tackles.
Interestingly, he did win two aerial duels and made eight clearances. Many supporters believe it is just a matter of 'hoofing' it long with Lascelles, however. When it came to finding a team-mate with his passes, the defender had the second-worst passing accuracy in Stuart Pearce's side, aside from Karl Darlow (incidentally also a Newcastle summer signing).
Is Lascelles' head simply already with the Magpies? Or is the defender not being coached properly by Pearce?
Either way, some fans have had enough of the Forest man's performances - and are calling for him to join up with future club Newcastle early.
Hope Lascelles never plays for us again either— Adam Peberday (@adampeberday) November 5, 2014
Jamaal Lascelles "just send him to Newcastle "— ROSSI (@CallumRoss17) November 5, 2014
Wilson, Fox and Lascelles would never play for forest again for me. Bring Laing back and partner him with Mancienne. #nffc— Callum Thomas (@callum_thomas8) November 5, 2014