Ghanaian youngster Arvin Appiah makes second start for Nottingham Forrest in defeat to Blackburn Rovers

Published on: 15 April 2019

English born Ghanaian youngster Arvin Appiah made his second senior start for Nottingham Forrest in their 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. 

Appiah was replaced in the 65th minute by Darryl Murphy in another impressive outing by the teenager.

The 18-year old was given his first start by manager Martin O'neil in their 3-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday last Tuesday.

The Blue and Whites started the brighter and moments after Elliott Bennett's effort was deflected just wide, Joe Rothwell curled a finish into the far corner after Derrick Williams' header was cleared off the line by Jack Colback.

Forward Danny Graham doubled the lead, pouncing from close-range following a Sam Byram mistake, but Forest hit back almost immediately when Ryan Yates bundled in after a mistake from keeper David Raya.

Substitute Darryl Murphy could have grabbed a late equaliser, but scuffed his effort wide as Rovers held on for only their second win in 15 away league outings.