Second place up for grabs tomorrow…

Yesterday Doncaster beat Tranmere 1-0, leapfrogging both ourselves and Carlisle United into second place – even Walsall picked up three points against Luton too, putting them just a point behind us having played a couple of games more than us.  Tranmere, who lost of course, finish off the playoff zone, and just outside Southend limped to a point against Cheltenham, and Leeds finally won a game again away at Swindon.

It makes a win for us pretty important tomorrow infront of the Sky cameras, it would have us back in second place – pushing Doncaster down to third on goal difference.  If we are defeated then Carlisle would claim the second place spot with a two point advantage over Donny, a five point advantage over our good selves.  Whilst there’s plenty of games left, there’s no denying that this one is pretty damn huge however you care to look at it!

In terms of team news, for this game Breckin is suspended – which makes the ‘three at the back’ formation an unlikely one for the Reds, Tyson is obviously sidelined, but loan striker Will Hoskins faces a late fitness test on his back injury which means with a bit of luck he will be available for the clash.

Carlisle too have had bad news on the injured striker front, on-form Joe Garner has suffered a knee ligament injury and faces a lengthy layoff – whilst former Forest ‘striker’ Scott Dobie is ineligible to play due to an agreement between the two clubs when he was signed for Carlisle from us back in January. 

And what with the £5 all round tickets, and a reasonable 600 fans expected to make the trip from the far north, we should be in for probably the highest crowd of the season so far – so let’s make that count and get behind the lads – we could, as commenter Alan Wood quite rightly points out, really use a good start to this game to get the atmosphere positive!