Jamie Carragher has named two Nottingham Forest stars who could keep them up this season.
The Sky Sports pundit has been discussing the battle for survival on the latest edition of The Overlap.
Forest lost 2-1 to Brentford at the weekend in a further blow to the team’s chance of staying in the Premier League.
Danilo opened the scoring for the Reds but goals from Ivan Toney and Jay Dasilva ensured a home victory.
Carragher and Gary Neville have been discussing the team’s chance of staying in the division.
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Both think the prospects are relatively bleak, however, Carragher believes two players will give them a fighting chance.
He told The Overlap: “I think (Brennan) Johnson and (Morgan) Gibbs-White when I think of Forest playing. When you go to a game, I do get that feeling they could do something. They have something about them.”
Carragher has been quite complimentary about the Reds this season at various stages.
Both he and Neville are hopeful that the Reds can stay in the Premier League, although it does look a long shot to say the least.
Carragher has named two Forest stars who could keep them up
It goes without saying really that Gibbs-White and Johnson will be integral to the team’s fortunes.
Head coach Steve Cooper can’t afford to lose those players and they’re mightily important.
Over the next four games, players will need to stand up and be counted, with plenty at stake.
With Everton and Leicester drawing last night, Forest missed a massive opportunity at the weekend.
They’ve not seemingly learned anything away from home all season and their form away from the City Ground is shocking.
Still, all is not lost. Forest will likely need to win two of their remaining four matches.
If they can do that they should give themselves a fighting chance of avoiding the dreaded drop.