Never Mind Going Up - Forest Have Done Well To Avoid The Dogfight!

08 April 2013 08:08
The Reds unbeaten run under Billy Davies has them looking up rather than over their shoulders

Incredible as it seems the 10-game streak since the Scot took charge has not only put Forest in pole position to claim a play-off place, it has made them safe from what could be the biggest relegation scrap in English football's long history.

Saturday's results mean that even Middlesbrough, in 9th place, are only 8 points above the bottom three with the majority of teams having 5 games left to play.

The form teams in the division are those closer to the bottom such as Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley and their runs have dragged the likes of Blackburn and Blackpool into real danger.

For that reason Davies believes that a lower points total than normal will see a side secure a top-six finish. He said after Saturday's 1-1 draw against Blackpool: "We are looking at two or three wins (to get into the play-offs).

"I would think it will be nearer to 69 points to get in the play-offs this season, rather than the normal 74 or 75, looking at the way things are."

Source: Forest MAD