UK time is: 08:30:10
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Bennett Wants Promotion

Julian Bennett has called on Nottingham Forest to rediscover the spirit of last year's play-off push in their bid to climb out of League One.



The defender played a crucial role in Forest's backs-to-the-wall win at Chesterfield on Saturday.

And Bennett hopes that victory will now spark a run of form similar to that which turned around last season's fortunes.

Bennett said: 'This time last year we were well outside the play-offs but we went on a great winning streak.

'Hopefully, we are about to start another one. If we did that again you'd expect us to be right at the top.'

Forest strung together a ten-match unbeaten run between February and April last year under caretaker managers, Frank Barlow and Ian McParland.

It saw them climb from four points off the relegation zone to the play-offs. Ultimately their promotion charge ran out of steam - but a similar run this season would almost certainly be enough to see them claim an automatic spot.

Despite only winning three of nine league matches since the turn of the year, Forest currently sit third in the table a point behind Yeovil but with a game in hand - although they are now ten points behind leaders Scunthorpe.

They may have watched a once seven-point lead eaten up by their challengers, but they are still well placed to see out their title charge.

And Bennett is convinced that the character they have in the dressing room will see through their promotion bid this time around.

'Some results have gone against us,' he said. 'We are not where we'd like to be - we'd like to be at the top of the league - but there are games to play and top teams have got to play each other as well.

'As long as we pick up the sort of form we showed this time last year, I'm sure we will be back up there.'




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 March 1 2007

Time: 11:14AM

Your Comments

We are right behind you JB. Come on you Redds!!
RedSmedDownUnder
I like Bennett. What he lacks in technique he makes up in heart and playing for the shirt. Funny how Perchy, Wes and JB have been prominent this season?
wemaybefamousagain
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest v Rovers: Match Preview (Friday October 24 2014)

Stats: Watford v Nottingham Forest (Friday October 24 2014)

All MikHail Antonio!! (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Watford v Forest Championship Preview (Monday October 20 2014)

No Bargain Hunt!!! (Friday October 17 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. PVH 369
2. Jimmy Gordon 254
3. JWJW 195
4. Calvin Plummer 191
5. i am a tree 173
6. da fuq 170
7. the jock 161
8. arthursleftball 159
9. Ingy 145
10. LyttleByLyttle 122

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Bournemouth 1 - 2 Forest
Watford 2 - 2 Forest
Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Forest
Millwall 0 - 0 Forest
Cardiff 2 - 1 Forest
Wigan 0 - 0 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Bournemouth 14 7 3 4 14 24
5. Middlesbrough 14 7 3 4 7 24
6. Norwich 14 6 5 3 10 23
7. Forest 14 5 7 2 7 22
8. Blackburn 14 6 4 4 1 22
9. Charlton 14 5 7 2 1 22
10. Ipswich 14 5 6 3 4 21

Breaking League News

Leeds Utd : 26/10/2014 08:00:00
LUFC On This Day - October 26th
Leeds Utd : 26/10/2014 07:40:00
Pugh: Over the moon
Bournemouth : 26/10/2014 07:27:00
Match Report From Kids Corner: Forest v Rovers
Forest : 26/10/2014 07:16:00
Gray Hails Westwood Performance
Norwich : 26/10/2014 07:00:00

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 68%
No - get rid asap 32%