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Nottingham Forest boss Paul Williams backs Kelvin Wilson despite fan booing

The defender came on and struggled against Brentford.

Nottingham Forest’s poor form continued this weekend with a shocking home defeat against Brentford.

The Reds were turned over 3-0 in a shocking performance from the club as Paul Williams continues to struggle in place of the recently sacked Dougie Freedman.

The decision to let Freedman go is looking increasingly hasty from the Forest hierarchy and this performance would never have happened under the Scotsman’s guidance.

One player who came in for serious stick was defender Kelvin Wilson. The defender came on for Michael Mancienne in the 25th minute, after he had suffered a potentially alarming injury problem.

But he did not put in a display of confidence and was directly at fault for the first goal.

Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham after the game Williams discussed the performance of Wilson, and the booing he received from the home support throughout the game:

“It is tough for Kelvin and Kelvin has got to respond.

“If Manc(ienne) isn’t ready we are going to have to go with Kelvin again.

“He’s big enough and been in the game long enough so he needs to perform something on Tuesday.”

With Mancienne and Jack Hobbs both injured Wilson looks set to start against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night.

But it seems the Forest fans will not be excited to see him in action.

Wilson, who is out of contract with Forest at the end of the season, will hope to prove his own fans wrong in midweek.

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