The City Ground summer signing put in a decent performance in the cup which prompted a largely positive reaction from the Forest fanbase.
The 27-year-old joined the City Ground outfit on transfer deadline day, arriving on a season-long loan from French side Toulouse, and was handed his debut by Sabri Lamouchi on Tuesday night.
Although still a little rusty as he works his way up to full match fitness, Bostock was decent in possession, provided the pass for the winning goal, and overall put in a display which bodes well going forward.
On the flip side, however, he did pick up a booking for a couple of fouls, while his attempts towards goal were not the most impressive, and reaction online to his display was largely positive but not unanimously so.
Here is what some of the Trickies faithful said on social media regarding Bostock's display against the Cod Army:
Did ok first half but went missing a bit second half. Semedo, Sow and Tiago in midfield for me.— Lincoln Rob (@leahdan1) August 13, 2019
Looks a bit Hollywood but looks composed on the ball. Has an eye for a pass. Got assist for the goal— Munich & Madrid (@munich_madrid) August 13, 2019
That bostock was really poor, except the assist did nowt and was really sloppy in possession, gave the ball away loads— Rauly (@Rauly057) August 13, 2019
Great finish from Silva, but that ball from bostock was perfect #nffc— Baz ⚪️ (@Balwood) August 13, 2019
Was particularly impressed with Ribeiro, Bostock (shooting aside) and Appiah tonight. Silva worked hard but nothing really came off until the goal. Sow solid. Figs and Jenko good. Overall ball retention still an issue. #NFFC— Paul Martin (@Paul_Martin33) August 13, 2019
Solid debut from Ribeiro tonight.— Munich & Madrid (@munich_madrid) August 13, 2019
Bostock will definitely help with ball retention, good assist for goal. Brennan Johnson impressed me most though. Looks like he can beat a man #nffc
100% better than Watson and deserves the start on sat— lloyd (@lloyd52457184) August 14, 2019
Good game John you stood out for me ..but for 2 dreadful shots you were mon imo ...classy— clint (@FlewittClint) August 14, 2019
Played brilliantly. Starter for Saturday for sure!— Mark Shaw (@MarkShaw_Design) August 14, 2019
The winner came from Tiago Silva, who scored his first Forest goal on 59 minutes, collecting Bostock's pass and cutting inside his marker before firing home, to edge the Championship side into a second-round tie against bitter rivals Derby County at the City Ground.
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