Nottingham Forest head to Middlesbrough this evening looking to cement their place in the top six of the Championship and keep alive their glimmer of an automatic promotion place.

The Reds defeated Cardiff City 1-0 last time out with Tiago Silva scoring the only goal of the game.

Forest have already won eight times on the road this season and making it nine would hand them a massive chance of reaching the play-offs.

The game won’t be easy, however. Some disastrous results on Saturday from a Boro perspective saw Jonathan Woodgate’s team drop into the bottom three of the division.

One former Red has sent a rallying cry to the team on Twitter. Damien Perquis spent time on loan at Forest during the 2016/17 campaign, playing 19 games and scoring twice for the club.

He took to Twitter to call on Forest to do the business at Middlesbrough this evening, whilst also tagging Yohan Benalouane in the tweet.

Perquis played with Benaloune earlier in his career at French outfit Saint-Etienne.

The Tunisian central defender is still on the books at Forest, although he hasn’t been included in a matchday squad all season.

Perquis struggled to stay fit during his time at the City Ground. His 19 outings all came before Christmas with his two goals coming against Leeds and Blackburn.

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A no-nonsense defender, Perquis was one of the better players signed by Philippe Montanier. He left in July 2017 to sign for Ajaccio in France.

The 35-year-old is now retired but by the sounds of it will be rooting for his former club when they play Boro this evening.

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