Nottingham Forest striker Lewis Grabban told the club’s official website that Derby County goalkeeper Kelle Roos got his positioning wrong for his winning goal on Saturday.
Forest defeated East Midlands rivals Derby 1-0 at the City Ground.
Grabban scored the only goal of the game in the second period after Derby right-back Jayden Bogle’s poor pass gifted the striker a clear opportunity in-front of goal.
It was a shocking mistake from Bogle. However, Grabban was also quick to mention how Rams keeper Kelle Roos also didn’t cover himself in any glory.
I had a little glance at where the keeper was and it looked like he hadn’t covered the near post so I just tried to aim for that and fortunately it went in. Before the game we would’ve taken a one nil. It always is a bit nerve-wracking when they [Derby] are up the other end but the boys did well.
Derby County leave the City Ground frustrated:
Derby tried to get back into the game, but strikers Jack Marriott and Chris Martin wasted good opportunities. It was a frustrating day for the visitors.
Bogle will have the international break to get over his error. The youngster is away with the England U20 squad, before Preston North End visit Pride Park on their return.
Roos, meanwhile, continues to divide opinion among supporters. He is a decent shot stopper, but his decision-making and aerial command leaves a lot to be desired.
For Forest’s goal, the Dutchman opted to come far off his line leaving his near post empty. Grabban’s finish was cute, but arguably his mind was already made up for him.