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Nottingham Forest fans react on Twitter to Britt Assombalonga's performance against Derby

Derby's Craig Bryson is tackled by Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga

Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga was criticised after the 2-2 draw with Derby County.

Derby's Craig Bryson is tackled by Nottingham Forest's Britt AssombalongaDerby's Craig Bryson is tackled by Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga

Nottingham Forest picked up a dramatic 2-2 draw with Derby County in Mark Warburton's first game as manager on Saturday afternoon.

Forest brought ex-Rangers boss Warburton in as their new manager earlier this week, replacing Gary Brazil, with the intention of surviving relegation to League One.

Warburton will have been in dreamland at the City Ground, as his Forest side took an early lead against fierce rivals Derby County, with Zach Clough prodding home Daniel Pinillos' left wing cross.

Derby – also with a new manager in charge in Gary Rowett – hit back in the second half, with Matej Vydra equalising from Johnny Russell's cross, before David Nugent headed the Rams in front from close range.

Forest did rally back, and rescued a valuable point when Ben Osborn's late corner found Daniel Pinillos unmarked inside the penalty area, and he buried his header into the corner of the net.

Forest fans and new manager Warburton will be pleased to have rescued a point, but the performance of striker Britt Assombalonga has been a cause for concern amongst fans on Twitter.

The 24-year-old hit 15 goals in 32 games in his first season at the club following a 2014 move from Peterborough United, but a serious knee injury limited him to just four games and one goal last season.

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga applauds the fans at the final whistleNottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga

This term, Assombalonga has been working his way back to full fitness, but with just three goals scored since the beginning of December, fans are starting to get concerned about the striker.

After the draw with Derby, fans took to Twitter to suggest that Assombalonga was 'awful' and 'uninterested', with some calling for Warburton to drop him in favour of Apostolos Vellios.

Others even feel that Assombalonga should be sold this summer, with supporters seemingly turning against the striker after his display against the Rams.

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