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. 14:


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An archetypal languid left winger who could be forgiven for favouring the theatrical over putting his boot in where it hurts during a 10-year stint with Forest.


Boasted that sprinkling of magic dust which all mercurial talents possess, with his highlight reel for the Reds including a number of memorable strikes – including two stunning free-kicks against Tottenham during an FA Cup clash in 1996.


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The Scot faced a tough task after arriving at Forest, with the Premier League new boys looking for someone to counter the sale of Kevin Campbell and strike of Pierre van Hooijdonk.

Finished his debut campaign as the club’s leading scorer – making him the last Reds player to achieve that feat in the top-flight – and returned for a spell as manager which lasted just over 12 months between February 2015 and March 2016.


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John generated quite a buzz at the City Ground when signed from Columbus Crew in 1999, with his strike rate in MLS suggesting that he could be the frontman the Reds were crying out for.

The Trinidadian struggled to get going for Forest, though, and once he did come good – netting 14 times in the 2001/02 campaign – financial difficulties meant that he had to be moved on.


Would you prefer to see somebody else fill the No. 14 spot – Jonathan Greening, Phil Starbuck? 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

Lee, McCleary and door No. 12

Fox, Wright and door No. 13

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