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. 10:


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“Oh Stanley, Stanley”, Forest found themselves quite the bargain when luring Collymore away from Southend for a mere £2 million in the summer of 1993.


The Reds needed a spark after slipping out of the Premier League, and a fearsome frontman would provide it as he fired the club back to the big time and then starred in the top tier to help secure a scarcely-believable third-place finish.


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Having been a regular source of goals everywhere outside of Derby, there was never any doubt that Earnshaw would deliver when crossing the East Midlands divide in 2008.

Netted 43 times in 111 appearances for the Reds, including a few notable efforts on derby day, and came agonisingly close to helping the club back into the Premier League during two play-off appearances.


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Only spent a little over 12 months with Forest, but made quite an impression during his short time with the Reds.

One of the most intelligent and clinical frontmen in English football, Sheringham found the target 22 times during his spell at the City Ground – including the historic first effort on Sky Sports against Liverpool in August 1992.


Would you prefer to see somebody else fill the No. 10 spot – Tony Woodcock, Kevin Campbell? 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

Keane, Burns and door No. 6

O’Neill, Stone and door No. 7

Bowyer, Webb and door No. 8

Clough, Birtles and door No. 9

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