With the countdown to Christmas now well and truly on, Seat Pitch brings you a unique take on the customary advent calendar with a Nottingham Forest twist.

We have 25 doors to open, with familiar faces from the present and past waiting behind each one (sorry, no chocolate).

At the end of the year, we will then compile the ultimate Reds squad made up of those voted into each number. You can have your say by getting involved with our daily Twitter polls.

Let’s keep things rolling with door No. 4:


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Everything that a centre-half should be, with speed over the ground complemented by keen positional sense, strength in the air and admirable leadership qualities.


Emerged through the ranks to become another success story of Brian Clough’s reign, with a man the City Ground faithful will happily tell you “you’ll never beat” starting and ending his career with the Reds and boasting just one memorable goal – against Luton on New Year’s Day 1992 – to his name.


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The go-to general for an iconic management duo, with the understated Scot having followed Brian Clough and Peter Taylor wherever they went.

McGovern’s loyalty, and no little skill, was handsomely rewarded while with the Reds as his role as captain gave him the chance to lift the most prestigious trophies in England and Europe.


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Cost just £1.7 million when arriving from Millwall in 1993 and repaid that show of faith countless times over during five years with Forest that saw him become a firm fan favourite.

Solid at the back but with a keen eye for goal from set-pieces, Cooper took in two promotions with the Reds and earned two senior England caps amid fierce competition for places in 1995.


Would you prefer to see somebody else fill the No. 4 spot – John O’Hare, Luke Chambers? Let us know your selection in the comment box below or reply to the Twitter poll – which can be found here.



Shilton, Crossley and door No. 1

Anderson, Lyttle and door No. 2

Pearce, Clark and door No. 3

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