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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