The Reds beat Peterborough 1-0 at London Road with Sam Surridge scoring the decisive goal on the stroke of half-time.
For Posh, it ends their one-year stay in the second tier, with Grant McCann’s side joining Barnsley and Derby in League One next season.
Sutton actually thought Forest showcased exactly what they’re all about during the clash and had some high praise for Steve Cooper’s men.
He told BBC Radio Nottingham, shortly after the goal: “It’s just what they needed. It shows just how devastating they can be.”
Surridge has now scored five goals for Forest. He’s only started two Championship games but he certainly knows where the net is.
Forest can only be caught by Middlesbrough now, with Chris Wilder’s men playing their game in hand during midweek.
Even then, Boro would need to win all of their remaining three games and hope that Steve Cooper’s team fail to pick up another point.
Forest go to Fulham on Tuesday night before facing Swansea City at the City Ground. Away trips to Bournemouth and Hull finish the campaign.
Sutton is right and Forest can be lethal if they have to settle for play-off place
The former Forest goalkeeper has a point; if Forest have to settle for a play-off place, they have some lethal qualities that can help them thrive in the play-offs.
On the counter, Forest possess players who can hurt teams and Surridge finished off a sweeping move yesterday.
It’s an exciting time for the Reds who have now won seven of their last eight games.
The Reds are going into a play-off campaign full of confidence and nobody will fancy coming up against the Reds over two legs.