Ally McCoist and Ray Parlour have been discussing whether or not Nottingham Forest will stay up this season on TalkSPORT. The pair were quizzed on the team’s survival chances by host Laura Woods on this morning’s Sports Breakfast Show.
The Reds are in freefall at the moment. They’ve not tasted the sweetness of a victory since beating Leeds in February and they face three vital games after the international break.
Forest host Wolves at the City Ground before facing away trips to Leeds and Aston Villa. If the Reds don’t claim at least one win from those three games then the writing really is on the wall.
McCoist and Parlour have delivered their verdicts. It’s not good news either, with both of the pundits backing the Reds to slip back into the Championship.
Parlour kicked things off by saying live on TalkSPORT: “It’s going to be so close. I think Leicester should have enough. Do you know what, I think Leeds will now as well, they had that great result at the weekend against Wolves. I’m going to go for Forest. They’re pretty good at home but away it’s just not happened.”
McCoist concurred with his fellow pundit and claimed: “Exactly the same as Ray. I think Forest will drop out too and I feel terrible. A few weeks ago, I thought they were away. They gave their manager a new contract and they were picking up some good results.
“As Ray says, if Forest do stay up it will be down to their home form.”
McCoist and Parlour discuss whether or not Forest will stay up
Among the neutrals, opinions will flip flop with each passing week. There are probably eight or nine teams that are still embroiled in this battle and opinions will change from one week to the next.
It’s hardly groundbreaking that the pair think Forest will drop out of the division at this stage. The Reds are slipping down the league at an alarming rate and wins are needed quickly.
Forest have been praised plenty of times in the past, particularly by McCoist. He says he feels terrible that he’s now changed his mind but it’s a fair presumption from him that the Reds are going down.
The Reds must bottle these sorts of predictions and use them as motivation during the final stages of the season to prove people wrong.