Stan Collymore has delivered a message to Nottingham Forest supporters ahead of today’s huge Championship clash against Peterborough.
The Reds know that a win could cement their place in the second tier play-offs, although they will need results elsewhere to go their way.
For Peterborough, their incentive is clear. Grant McCann’s team must win, otherwise, they will join Derby County and Barnsley in League One next season.
Steve Cooper’s men are riding the crest of a wave at the moment. They’ve won six of their last seven outings and probably deserved something from the defeat suffered at Luton.
Against West Brom, Forest were irresistible. Goals from Brennan Johnson, Ryan Yates, Jack Colback and Sam Surridge ensured a comfortable victory for the Reds.
A trip to London Road gets the nostalgic juices flowing among the Forest fan base. In 1994, a Collymore brace saw Forest win 3-2 and claim promotion to the Premier League, despite trailing 2-0 after seven minutes.
The former legendary striker scored many goals for Forest but perhaps none proved more important than his second against Peterborough 28 years ago.
His iconic left-footed effort fizzed into the net and sent the away end into pure pandemonium.
What message has Collymore sent to the Forest fan base?
It seems fitting that the iconic former striker has taken to Twitter ahead of this afternoon’s huge game. He has sent a cheeky little message to the club’s supporters ahead of the clash.
He has suggested that perhaps there is something quite apt about Forest heading to Peterborough in the month of April. That was the month when the Reds secured a promotion that lives long in the memory.
Collymore clearly still holds the club close to his heart. Another three points could see Forest edge closer to a top six spot and one of the current crop will hope to take a small walk in Collymore’s shoes.