Miltiadis Marinakis wants Nottingham Forest fans to continue to believe that their promotion dreams can become a reality this season.
The Reds were beaten 1-0 by Bournemouth on Tuesday night as the Cherries claimed the final automatic promotion place.
Now, Forest must prepare for the play-offs and on Saturday, Steve Cooper will find out who he will face in the semi-finals.
The Reds were unlucky at Bournemouth. They played well in the first half but came unstuck by a well-worked free-kick and a woeful performance by referee Stuart Attwell.
All is not lost though and for Forest to have confirmed a play-off place from where they were when Cooper arrived is quite remarkable.
Forest were at the foot of the table when their new head coach arrived and he transformed every single aspect of the football club.
He has improved every single player on Trentside. The team appear to be playing with smiles on their faces and could be a force in the play-offs.
Forest could rest some players at Hull on Saturday as the focus now switches. Several fringe players could earn starts with one eye on the play-offs the following week.
Marinakis wants Forest to believe and they’ve every right to
The son of Marinakis has been an avid follower of the Reds’ fortunes this season. He was once again on hand as Forest really showcased their ability to enjoy a solid end to the campaign.
Marinakis chose just one word to try and rally the supporters as the upset at missing out on automatic promotion stretched into yesterday.
Clearly, the son of the Forest owner is doing something right. It’s not clear what his official responsibility is, although everyone is pulling in the same direction now.
Marinakis is enjoying watching the current team and hopefully, the team can now bounce back and claim that final promotion place.