Nottingham Forest have been backed for a win at Blackburn Rovers by former midfielder David Prutton.

The Reds enjoyed a fantastic 4-1 win over Leicester City at the weekend and they will be in confident spirits heading up to Ewood Park.

Goals from Philip Zinckernagel, Brennan Johnson, Joe Worrall and Djed Spence ensured a resounding win for Steve Cooper’s team.

Celebrations will have been kept to a minimum though. Forest face Blackburn on Wednesday and then Stoke at the weekend in two massive games.

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Cooper’s team are two points outside the play-off places and the team can ill-afford any more slip-ups.

Beating the teams in the top half of the division has been a struggle for Forest this season but Prutton thinks the Reds will get back on track this week.

He told Sky Sports: “Blackburn missed a big opportunity at the weekend to really nail down their top-two credentials but fell to a frustrating defeat at Swansea.

“Nottingham Forest enjoyed another fantastic FA Cup day against Leicester. If they can take that performance and build on it, then anything is possible, starting with a win at Ewood Park.”

Forest were actually unfortunate not to beat Blackburn earlier in the season.

The Reds lost 2-1 at the City Ground in the second home game of the season, with Chris Hughton infamously saying his squad wasn’t good enough afterwards.

Forest are a different side these days and Blackburn can expect a tougher game on Wednesday night.

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The Reds can’t afford many more mistakes in their quest for a top-six berth. Beating Blackburn on Wednesday would certainly represent a positive step in the right direction.

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Forest will have to bounce back after losing to Cardiff in their last Championship fixture. Cooper has shown, however, that he is capable of lifting his team following a disappointing result.

It’s going to be vital that Forest start taking some points off the teams around them in the table.

If they beat Blackburn in their home backyard it would send out a real message to the rest of the Championship.

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