Nottingham Forest supporters will be expecting their side to challenge for promotion to the Premier League this season. 

Former Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson believes Sabri Lamouchi’s side have the quality to continue their recent good run of form. The 51-year-old was a pundit on EFL on Quest at the weekend.

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The Reds finished in ninth spot last season, and despite a bright start, their season ended in disappointment under the management of Martin O’Neill.

Lamouchi has made a good start to life at the City Ground after he took over from the Northern Irishman in the summer. The main positive for the club’s supporters is that his side can still improve a lot more yet.

The Reds picked up one of their most impressive results of the season so far at the weekend. They managed to defeat league leaders Swansea City 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium. It’s a result which will really send out a statement to the rest of the Championship.

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‘They deserved the win’

And if the Reds can continue to perform as they did against the Swans, they will have a great chance of securing promotion to the Premier League come the end of the season, especially if they can keep their key players fit.

Speaking about the Reds on EFL on Quest, Parkinson said: “I watched the game and felt they deserved the win.

“On 60 minutes, to make two substitutions, that made the difference with legs tiring on a hot day.

“They’ve got strength in depth and some terrific results on the road. I can see it continuing.”

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It will be tough for Lamouchi’s men to force their way into the top six, but that should certainly be the target for this season, what with the quality on display at the Liberty Stadium.

The Reds will be looking to secure back-to-back wins in the Championship for the first time this season next weekend. They face Barnsley at the City Ground.

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