Former Nottingham Forest fan favourite Andy Reid has made a promotion prediction to Team Talk that Reds supporters will probably love.

He was on the show last night alongside host Iain Chambers and ex-Forest caretaker boss Charlier McParland and the subject turned towards the club’s impressive start to the campaign.

Reid is a Reds legend to fans of a certain age, making 290 appearances spread across two different spells at the City Ground.

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He believes that Forest will win promotion as long as they are still among the chasing pack by the time a pivotal Christmas period has been and gone.

He told Team Talk: “The next 8-10 games are going to be key. If they can get to Christmas time and have a decent festive period, and they’re still in and around where they are now, they will get promoted.”

It might sound like a bold statement for Reid to sound so assured in his statement regarding the Reds’ promotion bid.

He believes, however, that Forest have a secret weapon that other clubs aren’t so fortunate to have which could hand them the edge in their push towards the Premier League.


Reid continued: “I just think the squad is really big and when other clubs start picking up niggling injuries, I think Forest will be able to cope with it better than most other teams.

“Of course, it’s a big if. To be in and around the top six by Christmas time there’s going to be a hell of a lot of work to do for the next two months. They are in a fantastic position though and need to ride the momentum.”

It’s a big statement for Reid to predict Forest could be practically nailed on for promotion if they are simply in or around the top six come Christmas.

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They do have a decent-sized squad, however, and that must put them in good shape.

Forest have already lost Michael Dawson for two and a half games this season and from those games, seven points were claimed; highlighting the strength in depth.

There is a long way to go of course but Forest are looking like a club which is going in the right direction.


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