The game against Cardiff City tomorrow promises to be rather experimental one. With oodles of injuries, and no incomings in the transfer market we really will have a makeshift look about us when we take the field. Cohen, Lynch, Benno and Moussi are unavailable, with doubts over Earnie, Tys, Brecks and Davies. It seems almost certain that a few the academy lads will be stepping into the breach against the very much in-form Bluebirds. In better news, Wes Morgan might be able to return to defence.
Of course, we’re in good form too – but we’re looking rather lightweight upfront now, and indeed in defence – and, um, well, midfield looks a bit thin on the ground when you think about it! This would be a tricky fixture with a full strength squad, which makes this trip all the more difficult. However, a great opportunity for Davies and Kelly to test their managerial nous in trying circumstances – whilst I am very much heartened by their regime so far, I still can’t quite see how they’re going to deliver a result out of this. I’m looking forward to the trip, though!
If nothing else, it underlines the fact that Forest must strengthen before the transfer window closes on the 2nd February at 5:00pm. There don’t seem to be any cast iron rumours, quite usual when a new management team takes over, and my natural mistrust of January transfer windows in general means that I remain fairly pessimistic. However, the weekend threatens to upset our momentum quite severely – so will hopefully add to the sense of urgency from the Forest end to secure whatever players they’re after.
Ho hum! Watching Derby become a selling club (well, a loaning club) is at least keeping us smiling for now – a tough trip awaits, although I could probably smile through any level of a beating if the rumours of Newcastle wanting to sign Commons from them!
Oh yes, and content from this site is now being syndicated on Lost That Loving Feeling (or LTLF for short), which historically has always been one of the most popular Forest websites and message boards, so posts on this site will appear on there intermingled with their (excellent) in house writing team, as well as updates from my fellow Forest bloggers eighteensixtyfive. A good idea I think.
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