In unprecedented circumstances, Nottingham Forest now face an anxious wait to see when they will resume their 2019/20 campaign.
The Reds discovered yesterday that the FA had suspended the season until April 4th at the very earliest due to a global health pandemic.
Given that the Reds were thumped 3-0 by Millwall last time out, Forest would have been relishing the chance to right the wrongs of that game at Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.
That won’t be the case and instead, it’s perhaps time for some reflection and to draw some positives out of a bad and worrying situation.
Following news of the break, we took at look at three Nottingham Forest winners from a mini-break at this stage of the campaign.
Silva has missed the last two games with injury and Forest have sorely felt his absence in the final third.
The 26-year-old netted his second goal in Forest colours during a recent 1-0 win at Cardiff City.
He was then forced to have his appendix removed and had been tipped to miss around a month as he underwent a recovery process.
Silva has been a really good signing for the Reds and not having him available for the run-in could have proved detrimental.
Now, Silva can get himself fit and ready for action should the FA give the go-ahead for the season to resume.
Like Silva, Samba Sow is another player who has struggled with injuries, although his have been far more frequent.
Eight of Forest’s nine defeats this season have come when the Malian midfield powerhouse hasn’t played; speaking volumes on his influence to the team.
Sabri Lamouchi will know that Sow is a vitally important player within his squad and this break allows him to rest up and get himself right.
Sow signed for Forest for just £640,000 and he has proved a really shrewd signing for the club.
He’s enjoyed a stunning first season at the City Ground and Forest will hope he can return to fire a push towards promotion.
Cash has been magnificent this season but by his own admission, he would say he was out on his feet against Millwall.
Two of the Lions’ goals came from Cash’s side and after playing every game but one this season, he looked spent.
Although the youngster would have had a week to recover before the trip to Hillsborough, the chance for Cash to fully recharge shouldn’t be underestimated.
The 23-year-old has been one of the best right-backs in the Championship this season and a very important player to Forest’s team.
Having three weeks to completely regain his stamina can only bode well and he should come back at close to his best.