Nottingham Forest still have work to do if they are to completely stave off the threat of relegation.

After a pretty disappointing campaign, the Reds must claim a few more wins to be absolutely certain of avoiding a slip through the relegation trap door.

For some players, the final two months of the season will be about doing their very best to ensure they’re part of Chris Hughton’s plans next season.

Ahead of the run-in which gets underway on Good Friday, we look at three players who could have just two months to save their Forest careers.

Sammy Ameobi

The 28-year-old is out of contract in the summer and hasn’t enjoyed the best of times this season.

He has scored just three goals and perhaps more worryingly has registered just one assist.

Hughton has raved about the winger in the past but a big decision will need to be made over the ex-Newcastle man.

Last season, Ameobi was outstanding at times but he has often struggled for consistency.

 

A strong showing in the last eight games could tempt the Reds into an extension – but time is running out.

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Lyle Taylor

Given a lack of starting berths in the last three months, a decision could well have been made on the 30-year-old.

He scored twice in Montserrat’s draw with Antigua and Barbuda last night and he’ll hope to take confidence from that performance.

The big problem comes when he’s having to make an impact in 10-15 spells from the bench.

Once safety is assured, Hughton might place a little more faith in Taylor and if the chances do come, he needs to be ready.

Tobias Figueiredo

The Forest defender has looked a lot more composed of late, although is still prone to the odd error.

With Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna both struggling to stay fit together this season a window of opportunity has presented itself to the enforcer.

It does seem as though the pairing of Worrall and McKenna could be one that blossoms and he’ll need to keep up his consistency.

At 27, he will want to make sure he is first choice next season and he still has plenty left to prove to Hughton.

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