The Cape Verde winger had a poor game against their East Midlands rivals.
Nottingham Forest suffered defeat in the East Midlands derby yesterday. In the end it was a goal from Derby County left-back Marcus Olsson that cost Forest in what was a largely even fixture.
But again Forest lacked a cutting edge in the final third and one man who found himself heavily criticised by the Forest faithful after the game was Ryan Mendes.
The on-loan Lille man's final product was once again non-existent in this game.
He undoubtedly has talent, and has impressed in spurts for Forest this season, but overall he has been a frustrating and uninspiring player - especially since the turn of the year.
Not only is he failing to deliver going forward, but his neglect toward his defensive duties was perhaps more frustrating.
He left Eric Lichaj at right-back exposed throughout the game and it was no surprise when Derby County scored down his side.
His performance and recent form has not impressed the Forest faithful who are clearly doubting any potential permanent deal for the Cape Verde star.
Here is some of the best reaction on Twitter to Mendes' performance...
Still in a state of shock at how poor mendes was yesterday. #nffc— carl robshaw (@carlosrobshaw) March 20, 2016
How frustrating is Ryan Mendes too watch, shows some signs of promise then end product is shocking #nffc— Jason Driver (@JasonaDriver) March 19, 2016
The stat that sums up #nffc today. Our top scorer on the pitch today is a centre half. If I was Mendes I would be ashamed.— ForestRed. ⭐️⭐️ (@ForestRed1) March 19, 2016
#nffc we clearly lack a cutting edge DF counter attack game much criticised but it did utilize mendes & burkes pace— neil marshall (@neilmarshall41) March 19, 2016
Mendes should be very disappointed with himself. Extremely poor on the ball ad left Lichaj out to dry defensively down his side #NFFC— Aaron Whiley (@AaronWhiley) March 19, 2016
Mendes has been mainly frustrating gets in good areas but makes poor decisions #nffc— @forest4eversteve (@biltonsteve) March 20, 2016
I don't think we should keep Mendes on in the summer. Burke does a lot more. #nffc— Hannah Dexter (@hannahforest) March 19, 2016
Can't even explain how much Mendes annoys me. So much potential with his pace, but his final decisions are appalling. Drop him #NFFC— Dan (@Dan_LowerBC) March 19, 2016