Nottingham Forest manager, Aitor Karanka, courtesy of JMS Photography.

Nottingham Forest have had a tough three weeks with successive 0-0 draws settling them into a 16th place in the Championship.

But, will criticising this young Forest side do more harm than good? The likes of Ben Brereton and Kieran Dowell have faced some ctiricism from the Forest faithful, which may be seen as damaging for the youngsters.

It seems that this season is as good as over for The Reds, with scares of relegation off the cards, and the play-offs miles away, preparation for Championship football next season should start now.

New Forest boss, Aitor Karanka is embedding a new style of football for the side, with a mix of youth with the old guns being his preferred formula.

So because of this, shouldn’t the likes of Ben Watson and Jack Colback be taking more responsibility for the poor run of form, considering the amount of Premier League experience between them?

The Reds have a number of young talented players coming into the fold at the City Ground, with the likes of Zach Clough being back in a Forest shirt next season.

Karanka seems to be supporting the next generation coming through, so it should be argued that the younger players should be supported over what could be an exciting next few years with these players at the heart of the squad.

Nottingham Forest travel to Millwall on Friday for a mid-table clash that could see their poor run end, with Ben Brereton and Kieran Dowell expected to make appearances.

Only time will tell with the young players at the City Ground, but it should be argued that the Forrest faithful should be supporting the future stars of their club, which don’t seem to be the finished product, just yet.