Nottingham Forest are a club on the up under Steve Cooper and optimism is sky-high at the City Ground.
The Reds have taken 21 points from 10 games under the new head coach and things a looking rosy.
The international break is upon us now and perhaps it’s time to take stock and have a look at the fixtures Forest face between now and the middle of January.
Forest fixtures until the FA Cup third round:
20th November – Reading (A)
23 November – Luton Town (H)
26th November – West Brom (A)
4th December – Peterborough (H)
11th December – Swansea City (A)
18th December – Hull City (H)
26th December – Middlesbrough (A)
30th December – Huddersfield (H)
3rd January – Barnsley (H)
The fixtures above are what Nottingham Forest will embark on between now and the date pencilled in for the third round of the FA Cup.
Forest have four games away from home and five on home soil as they look to continue climbing the league table.
Cooper is playing a brilliant brand of football at the moment. In each of Forest’s 10 games he has overseen, his team have scored with the exception of the Fulham game when the Reds lost 4-0.
Had that been offered to fans when Chris Hughton left, the majority of supporters would have taken it in a flash.
How many points can Forest get from their next nine fixtures?
If Forest are serious about enjoying a solid campaign, they have to target maximum points on home soil.
Luton, Peterborough, Hull, Huddersfield and Barnsley don’t look like the most challenging fixtures on paper.
Nothing against the likes of Luton and Huddersfield who are going well but Forest will fancy their chances against those teams.
We think the next two months throws up some nice fixtures for Forest. Of course in the Championship nothing is certain but on current form, they shouldn’t fear anyone.
If Forest can continue averaging over two points a game by the time the FA Cup game comes around in January, Cooper’s men should be in a very healthy league position.