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. 6:


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Wore various different numbers during his time with Forest, but is arguably best suited to the archetypal No. 6 role where his combative qualities are at their most effective.


Signed by Brian Clough for a mere £47,000 in the summer of 1990, the skinny teenager from Cork would mature into one of the finest and most fearsome midfielders of the modern era.


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Stories of Burns winning mind games with opponents by popping his teeth out in the tunnel before a game are as legendary as the man himself.

Boasting the ability to mix graft with guile, the no-nonsense Scot was named Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year in Forest’s First Division title-winning campaign of 1977/78.


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A home-grown product who grew up in Nottingham before gracing the famous Garibaldi, Hodge is another of those to have filled various midfield shirts during his time with the Reds.

It was in six, though, that he tasted two League Cup successes in 1989 and 1990 – during his second spell with the club – and a man with a useful eye for goal fills that role best.


Would you prefer to see somebody else fill the No. 6 spot – Chris Bart-Williams, Jon Olav Hjelde? 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

Walker, Cooper and door No. 4

Lloyd, Chettle and door No. 5

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