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. 12:


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More of a cult hero than a Forest icon, but a man who will always be fondly remembered by the City Ground faithful.


Signed from Southend 12 months after Stan Collymore had trodden the same path, Lee is better known for his infamous ‘pineapple’ haircut than the 14 league goals he recorded for the Reds.


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Plucked out of non-league football after impressing during a trial spell, McCleary was a rough diamond that Forest were able to polish into a destructive winger.

With pace to burn and a keen eye for goal, he was not always the most consistent but always had defenders on their toes – with a four-goal haul in a 7-3 demolition of Leeds representing a personal high.


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Rarely stayed in one place for long, but managed three years on the books at Forest.

A stocky, hard-working frontman, his most memorable moment for the Reds came in the 1990 League Cup final when he recorded the only goal of the game in a Wembley win over Oldham.


Would you prefer to see somebody else fill the No. 12 spot – Colin Walsh, David Needham? 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

Collymore, Earnshaw and door No. 10

Robertson, Reid and door No. 11

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