Where is Nottingham Forest’s next win away from home coming from?

As things stand, the Reds have gone six games on their travels without claiming maximum points.

That run started on the back of a 2-0 victory over Hull City.

On November 24.

It was extended when slipping to a 2-0 reversal at St Andrew’s on Saturday.

In the space of a little over two months, from the 18 points up for grabs, Forest have taken just two.

You can also add into the mix an FA Cup third round defeat at the hands of Chelsea.

Although there was little more than pride on the line at Stamford Bridge.

An untimely bout of travel sickness has been picked up after opening the 2018/19 campaign in rude health.

The Reds walked off the pitch against Hull with a spring in their step.


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Just two defeats had been suffered through the opening 18 games of the Championship season.

And, with three points picked up in East Yorkshire, only one setback had been suffered on the road.

Nine games and 14 points out of a possible 27.

Another was collected in the next trip away from the City Ground, in a stunning 5-5 draw at Aston Villa.

One more at Derby and the same again on Boxing Day versus Norwich.

Forest were giving themselves a shot at victory, but not getting over the line.

That was always likely to come back at bite them in the backside, especially as home form was deteriorating.

So it has proved.

Defeat at Millwall brought the curtain down on 2018 in forgettable fashion, while the New Year has delivered a string of 2-0 losses at Chelsea, Reading and Birmingham.

No points, no progress in the cup, no goals.


Things are not about to get any easier either.

Before Forest head to rock-bottom Ipswich on March 16, there are three more away games to take in.

They are at West Brom, Preston and Stoke.

The Baggies are in the mix for automatic promotion and have suffered one home defeat in their last eight – taking points off Leeds, Villa and Norwich along the way.

Preston may be down in 18th, but they have only been turned over at Deepdale on three occasions and only once in their last 10.

They also edged out Forest at the City Ground back in early December.

A visit to the bet365 Stadium offers some hope against the Potters, providing they remain as inconsistent as they have been thus far.

Forest, though, also have visits from Brentford, Derby, Hull and Aston Villa approaching.

Momentum could be established in those, but there are some tough asks to come.

Home comforts are clearly required, but a cure for the travel bug is also essential and there is no obvious location in which to pick up that medicine at present.

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