By Harvey Byrne
Aston Villa fans were left wondering on Twitter why Mile Jedinak didn’t come off the bench when their side went 2-1 up in Sunday’s clash against Nottingham Forest.
Roberto Di Matteo’s side ended the match with a 2-2 draw after goals from Ross McCormack and Rudy Gestede helped put his side 2-1 up after Apostolos Vellios put Forest ahead.
However, the Villa Park outfit were pegged back with three minutes left on the clock with Henri Lansbury picking the ball up in the box and calmly placing the ball into the goal.
Fans felt that the more defensive minded Jedinak should have entered the field once their side took the lead and many took to social media to voice their opinion.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@MartinVTID you being serious mate? Still not a fan myself. We're far too light in cm. Jedinak should of been brought on when gestede scored
— Bennn (@BenGB11) September 11, 2016
Only complaint I have today is, why wasn't Jedinak brought on after we took the lead? Oh well, roll on Wednesday night #avfc
— Kev (@Kevavfc1993) September 11, 2016
@Theoooooooooo well no but take kodija off bring jedinak on.. Extra body to potentially stop it.. Bad decisions from RDM
— Tom Wainwright (@Wainwright6Avfc) September 11, 2016
— DOMINIC HUNT (@domhunt73) September 11, 2016
Like RDM howeva 2day I feel he let us down a bit when we went 2-1 ahead. Soon as Rudy scored Jedinak shud of come on tighten midfield #avfc
— Richard Tuite (@richardatuite) September 11, 2016
@AdzW90 gotta admit after going 2-1 up, I'd have put jedinak on straight away, but bringing gestede on changed it, swings n roundabouts
— therowleyranger (@therowleyranger) September 11, 2016
@X7JBG I can't believe we didn't take a forward off and bring jedinak on for last 10 mins. Tactical mistake by rdm for me cost that game
— Gavin Eaton (@TheRealCaptin78) September 11, 2016
Jedinak, 32, transferred to Villa Park from Premier League outfit Crystal Palace in a £4million deal this summer.
He made his debut for the club in the side’s 3-1 loss against Bristol City with the match being his only appearance in a Villa shirt since his move.
The 64-time capped Australia international signed a three-year contract at the club and the combative midfielder featured in 35 Premier League encounters for Palace in the last campaign.
In other Aston Villa team news, Twitter paid tribute to Vellios’ strike against Villa.