Nottingham Forest face Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday looking to maintain their position in the top-six of the Championship.
The Robins are level on points with the Reds and will hope to boost their own promotion aspects with a victory this weekend.
Ashton Gate hasn’t proved a happy hunting ground over the years and you have to rewind eight years since Forest last came away from Bristol with three points.
A 3-2 win in 2011 proved the catalyst for Forest to finish the campaign with four straight victories and sneak into the Championship play-offs.
Kris Boyd put Forest into a 2-0 lead during the last Reds win at Ashton Gate. Marvin Elliott and Jon Stead restored parity for the hosts before Luke Chambers fired home 18 minutes from time.
Billy Davies would eventually see his team lose to Swansea City in a two-legged affair with the Swans winning promotion to the Premier League.
Forest’s class of 2019 will hope to finally claim another three points at Bristol this weekend and end a barren run at the stadium.
Here at Nottingham Forest News, we took a look at the starting line-up from that day in 2011 and ask, where are they now?
The ex-Forest goalkeeper was one of the best stoppers to play for the club in the last 10 years. He is currently still turning out for Birmingham City, although it would appear Forest got Camp in his peak with his performances of late somewhat erratic.
Maloney would actually go and play for the Robins following his release from Forest in 2013. He also turned out for Yeovil and Northampton, finishing his career in 2018 after struggling to shake off a persistent knee injury.
Arguably the most successful academy graduate, Morgan won the Premier League title with Leicester City in 2016. The 35-year-old boasts 682 professional appearances and is now in the final year of his contract with the Foxes.
The central defender has been with Ipswich Town since leaving Forest in 2012. He suffered relegation with the Tractor Boys last season and will be looking for an instant return to the Championship during 2019/20.
The left-back joined Forest on loan in 2011 and played 15 times for the club. An illustrious career saw him play for Leicester, Charlton, West Ham, Fulham and Liverpool. After spells in non-league with Billericay and East Thurrock, he retired in 2018.
The defensive midfielder was the lynchpin in Billy Davies’ team and enjoyed two very successful seasons at Forest. After leaving following the play-off defeat to Swansea he played for Hull and Fleetwood Town.
When Moussi arrived at Forest in 2008 he was an unknown quantity. He left six years later as a cult hero, renowned for consistently putting in a shift for the Reds. After leaving Forest he played a handful of games for Millwall, Birmingham and HJK Helsinki before retiring in 2015.
A modern-day Nottingham Forest legend, Cohen is still working at the football club as an assistant manager for the under-23 ranks. The 32-year-old retired in 2018 after several serious knee injuries and played 303 times for the Reds.
A scorer of some utterly sublime goals in the red of Forest, McGugan left the Reds and never really fulfilled his potential. Spells at Watford and Sheffield Wednesday ended in disappointment and the midfielder hasn’t played since a spell with Northampton during 2017/18.
Boyd only announced his retirement from playing last summer. His spell at Forest will be fondly remembered as short but ultimately sweet. He played 10 games and scored six goals as Forest reached the Championship play-offs. Boyd has also proved a popular figure at Rangers and Kilmarnock throughout his career. Now works as a pundit on Sky Sports’ Scottish football coverage.
One of the best strikers to play for Forest in the last ten years, Earnshaw was a real hit with the supporters. He scored several important goals for the football club but was offloaded in 2011. After spells with Cardiff and Blackpool, he moved to the MLS and is now coaching in the United States.
A real Forest flop, Findley never really scaled the heights during his time in English football. He scored just three goals in 25 appearances and eventually moved back to the MLS with Real Salt Lake, before later playing for Toronto.
Proved a decent performer for Forest before signing for Reading in 2012. He made 133 appearances for the Reds and has just been given a new lease of life under Royals boss Mark Bowen, having been frozen out under Jose Gomes.
Proved a very popular figure with Forest supporters and played over 100 games for the football club. Serious knee injuries saw his career prematurely ended in 2014.