A huge chance for Forest to pull away

04 March 2012 08:31
The Reds take on bottom club Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night aiming to continue their upturn in fortunes.

Seven points out of the last nine have taken Steve Cotterill's side out of the drop zone and they have a chance to increase the gap on themselves and the bottom three with a win against the South Yorkshiremen.

Dean Saunders' Rovers outfit have taken just seven points on their travels this season but the Keepmoat Stadium boss was pleased with the spirit shown in Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Brighton.

"We may be bottom but we are still in there fighting with games in hand -but we need to score more goals," was his verdict.

The burden for scoring those goals falls mainly on El-Hadji Diouf, the controversial Senegal international having come to Doncaster as part of a transfer policy that has attracted plenty of attention this season.

Often pilloried during his time in English football, Diouf has kept his head down at Rovers and emerged as his side's best chance of avoiding the drop.