UK time is: 00:19:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Calderwood Has Faith In Kids

Colin Calderwood today said his Nottingham Forest squad is strong enough to win promotion.



And he predicted some of the younger players will have a key role in their campaign.

The Reds boss has cut the number of players at the City Ground by seven in the past few months - nine have left, with only David Prutton and Luke Chambers (pictured) arriving.

Even though Nicky Southall, Ross Gardner, Neil Harris, Danny Cullip, Gino Padula, James Beaumont and John-Paul Pittman have left, and Nicky Eaden and John Thompson are on loan, Calderwood says Forest are stronger for it.

And he expects his younger players to develop and force their way into first team reckoning on a more regular basis.

Spencer Weir-Daley (Lincoln) and Felix Bastians (Halifax) are also out on loan, but still have a bright future at the club.

'We have a tight group now. There is experience, with Breckin, Curtis, Gary Holt. We have goalscorers who have had a barren spell but who are ready to explode. We have enough strength in depth.

'There were various reasons for people leaving, but at the end of the day, I have to prove that it has been the right decision.

'Because we are smaller and tighter and every player is virtually guaranteed to be involved at the weekend, that will make the intensity and concentration good.

'But we also have the opportunity, if there are injuries or loans, to use the emergency loan situation. I have to take responsibility and I will prove the squad is good enough to take us up.'





Nottingham Evening Post




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 8 2007

Time: 10:08AM

Your Comments

the wheels seem to be falling off your promotion push.
dazza71
dazza, you are very good at posting rubbish and stating the bleeding obvious. You might need the points on vital but at least post something worthwhile.
wemaybefamousagain
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Reds v Royals Match Preview (Friday August 22 2014)

Hooray Henri!!! (Friday August 22 2014)

Bournemouth v Forest Match Preview (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Archived Nottingham Forest Articles

List All Vital Forest Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Jimmy Gordon 708
2. Calvin Plummer 533
3. da fuq 496
4. PVH 488
5. toms 421
6. LyttleByLyttle 371
7. McJoburgForest 344
8. Pope John XXIII 322
9. Mr Angry 287
10. Southern red 270

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 2 - 0 Blackpool
Forest 4 - 0 Reading
Bournemouth 1 - 2 Forest
Bolton 2 - 2 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Forest 4 3 1 0 +7 10
2. Watford 4 3 0 1 +5 9
3. Norwich 4 3 0 1 +5 9
4. Wolves 4 3 0 1 +2 9
5. Charlton 4 2 2 0 +2 8
6. Sheff Wed 4 2 2 0 +2 8
7. Derby County 4 2 1 1 +4 7

Breaking League News

Jamie O'Hara Departs Wolves
Wolves : 28/08/2014 22:42:00
Front Page Poll
Blackpool : 28/08/2014 20:53:00
Riga wants four more
Blackpool : 28/08/2014 20:45:00
Why not join Blackpool Vital
Blackpool : 28/08/2014 20:35:00
Cellino - I should have sacked him at the weekend
Leeds Utd : 28/08/2014 20:27:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Djamel Abdoun is yet to find a new club - would you keep him to see if he can turn his Forest career
Suggested By:  OKD
Yes - given current injuries 75%
No - get rid asap 25%