The City Ground winger had a mixed day as Sabri Lamouchi’s side missed out on the chance to top the Championship table.
A number of Nottingham Forest fans have been discussing Sammy Ameobi’s performance against Wigan on Twitter and opinion seemed very much split down the middle.
The 27-year-old started for Sabri Lamouchi’s side in Lancashire and was one of Forest’s main attacking outlets, though his first touch was found wanting on several occasions.
Ameobi also endured a frustrating moment in the 20th minute when he sought a penalty following Antonee Robinson’s tug on his shirt, which saw the Trickies man go to ground in the box, but the referee waved his appeal away.
Here is some of what was said on social media about the 6ft 4in winger’s display in the 1-0 loss at the DW Stadium:
Get ameobi off, he’s having and absolute shocker!! #nffc— nffc_neal (@NffcNeal) 20 October 2019
No he ain’t— Ben checkley (@CheckleyBen) 20 October 2019
Agreed. For me MC/JW/CR/YR should have been the four, with Silva, Watson, Carvalho ahead. Wigan aren’t a physical team outside of Moore. Was a game to attack them and take the initiative I feel. Was too slow today. Ameobi not good enough to be anything but an impact sub.— DGB (@DGBCampbell) 20 October 2019
Another unpopular opinion – I’m still to be convinced about Ameobi. I thought we were done stockpiling players who are good one week and abysmal the next. His first touch was shocking today #nffc— Christian Brown (@Chris78901) 20 October 2019
Thought he wasn’t the best today but still a treat and definitely not the worse player on the pitch— Ben checkley (@CheckleyBen) 20 October 2019
Positives: Cash once again outstanding, Ameobi good, Samba as usual excellent, and delighted with impact Silva had – one of his best game #nffc— Dan Peacock (@DJMPeacock) 20 October 2019
The whole game was poor. And I dont think ameobi did anything today.— Chad (@ChadNFFC) 20 October 2019
Poor , especially first half. Not enough threat going forward. Ameobi our best player.— Mick Turner (@MickTurner77) 20 October 2019
Ameobi good as an impact sub, Bostock was played out of position, Mir on his own up front basically, Ameobi was meant to be 10? #nffc— el Bosque (@elbosque_nffc) 20 October 2019
A three-goal victory would have taken Forest to the top of the Championship table but Sabri Lamouchi’s charges fell to defeat in Wigan as some lacklustre defending led to Jamal Lowe netting the decisive effort from close range 10 minutes before the break.
Wigan also twice struck the woodwork through Charlie Mulgrew’s free kick and Kal Naismith’s late effort, while Rafa Mir and Lewis Grabban both missed gilt-edged opportunities for Forest, whose defeat saw them stay fourth in the table.