Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to criticise defender Craig Forsyth following his performance in the 3-0 defeat at Reading.

The Rams looked to an end a five-game losing run at the Madejski Stadium. However, their task was made incredibly difficult after just a matter of minutes.

Scott Malone was sent off for a blatant push on Reading’s Yakou Meite after just three minutes. Experienced midfielder Charlie Adam netted the ensuing penalty.

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Derby pushed for an equaliser and displayed plenty of effort. However, more slack defending from the Rams saw Reading score two more second half goals to wrap up the win.

Taking to Twitter, some Derby fans singled out Forsyth as a major weakness.

Craig Forsyth has come back into the Derby fold after a year out with injury.

He made a decent impression during Derby’s last win against Preston North End. Since then, though, he has often looked shaky and his luck ran out at Reading.

Forsyth was too weak in the tackle for Reading’s first. The Royals’ second goal came from the Scot’s poor clearance, while he conceded the penalty for the hosts’ third.

Predominantly a left-back, Forsyth has been covering for the injured Matt Clarke at centre-back. It’s a decision manager Phillip Cocu has been forced into making.

A new defender in the January transfer window has become a top priority now. In the meantime, Andre Wisdom may offer another solution to Derby’s defensive crisis.

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The defeat now leaves the Rams down in 17th in the Championship table.

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