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!

7 Responses

  1. Holt wanting to impress his hometown fans and Agogo getting his t.v. slot to show what he can do….It should be a cracking game..

  2. I hope the players are asfired up for this one as I am. YOU REDS!!

  3. Can’t wait for this one tonight…let’s banish the Sky curse once and for all! YOU REDS!

  4. For the pessimists amongst us, and perhaps to soften any blow of not winning, Betfair have Forest as big favourites for tonights game. You can lay them at about 1.8, which I think isn’t a bad move!! And if Forest win it will be worth the lost bet!

    YOU REDS!!!!!!!!!

  5. Allan Wood is spot on. As I was reading your article I was also thinking tonight is made for Holt and Agogo. Holt needs to do something very soon and against Carlisle would be a good time to do it. I thought he played well when he came on against Leeds as well. He played his part in Bennett’s goal. Agogo will want to hedge his bets and will make the most of the shop window. So with such a big crowd, the cameras and so much at stake I think we will be ok. I really hope we come out firing, get three points and then keep the pressure up with a win at Crewe. If you are going tonight please, please stay with the team and SING UP, LOUD AND PROUD !!!

  6. Lets hope we are not on t.v. again.I’m drained just listening.All credit to carlisle but we have to beat them at their place now !!!!!!

  7. Not sure how I feel. Can’t remember the last time we won on Sky ??
    We played well enough and created enough chances first half and at the very end of the second to win this game 3 times over.
    Same old story – the chances go begging and the confidence begins to slip away. Carlisle did the job they set out to – 10 men behind the ball and grabbed the only chance they got.
    I’m drained and gutted. If only we had taken one of the excellent chance we carved out in the first 45 mins, I’m sure we would have gone onto win at a canter.

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