Forest vs. Yeovil Town preview..

Well it all went according to plan in the away leg – a very defensive performance but a 2-0 win despite only having two shots on goal, both penalties.  Combined with our two league games about the Glovers where we have emerged victorious without conceding a goal, Yeovil will certainly not be adverse to the idea of creating an upset at the City Ground tomorrow.

Worse still for Yeovil, Forest are able to welcome David Prutton and Grant Holt back to the squad, back from illness and injury respectively.  John Curtis, who picked up a knock earlier on the week, is also in fine fettle after initial concerns so should take his place at right back.  Yeovil are missing skipper Skiverton and Paul Terry, but Thomas and Rose are both available for inclusion after injuries.

It’s one of those games where the cliches come thick and fast – of course, there’s the classic giant killing type imagery that the BBC are already chucking about their website, but the cliche I’ll throw out is that “the first goal is crucial” – if we get it, we kill the tie off pretty much, if Yeovil get it – particularly if it’s in the first half – it will be a very nervy evening.

I expect Yeovil to come at us, so we will certainly need to be on our game defensively – but also look to midfield and attack to be seeking to keep possession and use it dangerously.  We also need the supporters to back the lads with as much noise as possible – I certainly think we have enough in the tank to get through to the final, but I’m not expecting it to be easy!  So come on you Reds, stay on top of your game and let’s win a trip to the W-word!

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5 Responses

  1. Come on Forest, don’t mess this up. Finish the job off and we’ll raise the roof at the City Ground.

    C’mon you tricky trees!

  2. Went to watch Lincoln last night against Br Rovers. What a game. Rovers knew that if they scored early it would quiet down the lincoln fans and upset the gameplan, so what did they do? Scored a cracker after our old friend nicky eaden had lost possession and attacked, attacked, attacked. The lincoln defence looked shaky to say the least, and very nervous. So come on Brecks, show us some inspirational leadership and lead our boys for 3 more halves of football, no nerves, be big and brave, and let the quality shine through! Youuuu Reeeeeeds!!

  3. Hope we get more shots on target than last Friday !

  4. I think its the first 20 minutes in general that is important (which could include the first goal you mentioned).

    Those 20 minutes will set the mood. So our players need to be on the ball and pushing out straight from the go, and us fans need to make the away team feel like the ones under pressure from the outset.

  5. I hope the whole Forest squad are being taken to the blackpool game so they can watch for the opponents weaknesses on and off the ball and discusss them later in a professsional mannner on how to beat them. If calderwood is not professsional enough to have organised this trip I will be very worried.For me with such an important match as the final it makes sense………

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