February 21, 2024

National media deliver verdict on performance Forest outcast

Nottingham Forest defender Scott McKenna played 90 minutes last night, as Scotland drew 2-2 with Georgia in their latest EUROs qualifier.

The 27-year-old, who hasn’t played for Forest since the 1-1 draw against Burnley back in September, has recently been linked with a move away from the City Ground.

With the Scotsman not playing for Steve Cooper’s side in nearly two months, his performance suffered with the defender no way near his usual best.

He may have produced some decent numbers, however, basic errors allowed the hosts to fire ahead early on through the dangerous Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

National media on Scott McKenna

After the 2-2 draw, The Scotsman released their player ratings from the game, with McKenna not scoring very highly at all.

They gave the 27-year-old a 5/10 before stating: “McKenna was too easily dragged out of position for Georgia’s opener, leaving a huge gap at the front post for Kvaratskhelia to run into.

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“He was almost caught out on a couple of other occasions as his lack of minutes at club level showed.”

Is McKenna going through a rough spell?

Despite the comments from The Scotsman last night, the stats from McKenna’s performance look solid for a player who has had no club football in two months.

The defender made 77 passes out of his attempted 84, a completion rate of 92% – with eight of his passes being into the final third.

McKenna also won both of his ground duels, whilst dominating aerially winning all four challenges he faced in the air.

He may have made an error for the opener, however, last night looked like a decent performance from the Forest outcast.

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