Nottingham Forest will have hoped to end this season in at least the Championship play-off spots, but sealed a ninth place finish with a 1-0 victory over Bolton on the final day of the season.
Joe Lolley’s goal earned the narrow victory but yet another clean sheet provided the bedrock, helped by a good performance from Alexander Milosevic.
Forest have had a lot of player turnover in the past two season, as well as a change of manager, but if they are to put together a real promotion push, they need to find some consistency of selection.
Milosevic was a new addition but he hasn’t had too much regular gametime until lately, when his towering presence has made a real difference to O’Neill’s backline.
And Forest supporters want Milosevic to stay around and become a regular in the side again next season, as they took to Twitter to hail his Sunday performance.
They think there’s even more to come from the defender next season, and want their club to give him the chance to show it…
Quality player the sort of defender we've been missing since big wes
— curtis stevenson (@curt_nffc) May 5, 2019
Made a great impression since your arrival. 💯💪👏👏👏
— Forest FanBase (@ForestFanBase) May 5, 2019
Hope so Alex you have been a great addition!
— David Bennett (@DavisBarratt) May 6, 2019
Have a great break ready for next season 🔴⚪️
— Alison Lineker (@AlieNFFClineker) May 5, 2019
No coincidence the clean sheets came when they brought u back into the side. See ye next season!!
— Chris urban (@MrUrban83) May 5, 2019
Glad to see you back in the side Alex. You make a massive difference 👏👏
— Scott Lee 🏴 🔴⚪️ (@scottylee90941) May 5, 2019
Been quality for us. See you next season 👍
— Nicky Long (@Nicky_Long) May 5, 2019
bang on that door and ask for a longer deal 😁
— Caz (@Caz_NFFC) May 6, 2019
You've been awesome since you got here dude.
— Stokesy (@Stokesyyyyy) May 5, 2019
See what happens when you start 👍 Only took him 3 months to work it out 🙄😂
— Alan 🌟🌟(SILKS)🏆🏆 (@SilkyNI) May 5, 2019