Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Southall Has Faith In Kids

Southall Has Faith In Kids

Nicky Southall believes Forest's FA Cup run will help make Premiership players out of their young stars.


The midfielder, who moved to Gillingham on deadline day with the chance to take on a coaching role, played in the top flight with Bolton.

And he believes he is leaving behind a host of players at the City Ground who have the potential to make the step up.

Even after they were comfortably swept aside by Chelsea in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, Southall says that 3-0 defeat could prove crucial in their development.

He said: 'It bodes well for the future of the club to have players like Julian Bennett, James Perch, Sammy Clingan and Grant Holt, and for them to play at places like Chelsea.

'They've got to try to get to this level and if they can it will be an obvious benefit to the club.'

Forest boss Colin Calderwood was reluctant to let Southall leave for the Priestfield Stadium but accepts that, at 35, the offer of a two-and-a-half year contract at his former club was too good a deal for Southall to be denied.

'I hope Forest go on to get promotion,' said Southall. 'They have got some fantastic fans there and deserve to be in a higher league. I am gutted to leave but am delighted to be back at Gillingham.

'It's a dream come true for me. To be here at this stage in my career is the right move for me. I had the option to stay at Forest but I am delighted to be back.'




Nottingham Evening Post

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Saturday February 3 2007
Time: 8:22PM

Comments

0
Good luck trigger, shame you left when we might have needed you. Nevermind, there is always the chance to play us next season.
wemaybefamousagain
03/02/2007 20:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Bristol City Target Big Money Lansbury Move?

Bristol City will reportedly 'spend big' this summer as they aim for Premier League promotion next season. Among their transfer targets is Nottingham Forest captain Henri Lansbury?

Dawson Talks Dream Forest Spell

Dawson started his career with Nottingham Forest, fulfilling his dream of playing for the club he watched as a kid. His form at the City Ground of course led to his Tottenham move.

Match Day Officials v MK Dons (7/5/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against MK Dons this weekend.

Poyet Now The Forest Favourite?

With plenty of talk about Nigel Pearson and Martin O'Neill in particular, a not new - but fresher name has become the clear favourite. Former Chelsea player...

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile
Those Feet
no email
Profile
WillT
no email
Profile
Galaxy42
no email
Profile
Mark2310
no email
Profile
bazforest
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolves MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
de Vries7%
Lichaj0%
Mills0%
Fox59%
Jokic7%
Gardner11%
Tesche0%
Osborn3%
Lansbury0%
Cohen3%
Blackstock0%
Sub - Burke7%
Sub - Assombalonga3%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Milton Keynes Dons (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pope John XXIII69
2.PVH62
3.Ingy60
4.the jock58
5.orbitalforest57
6.Apollyon57
7.ThePromisedLand49
8.Calvin Plummer41
9.forestfaninvegas40
10.AdebolaCornflakes34