Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Jepson On Jarvis And Forest

Jepson On Jarvis And Forest

Forest target Matty Jarvis was predictably back on the agenda ahead of today's clash with Gillingham - but his manager, Ronnie Jepson, is clearly tiring of the speculation about the winger's future.

Jarvis turned down a move to the City Ground last month, but seems certain to leave Priestfield at the end of the season.

Forest remain one of his options, while he has also been linked with a move to the Championship.



Jepson stopped short of admitting defeat in the battle to keep Jarvis - but he appeared resigned to losing his star attraction when talking ahead of today's clash.

'I have got other lads in that changing room to consider and that is all I am concerned about,' he said.

'All my energies at the moment are focused on getting the best out of the lads who are fit and able to produce results for Gillingham.

'What will be, will be with Matty. I don't have any control over that. I don't know if the chairman has spoke to his agent. There's been a bit of paper-talk but I haven't spoken to his agent personally.

'I've hardly seen Matty over the past couple of weeks, as he has been on the treatment table, so don't know if it is affecting him. He must think about it, as we all would.

'I cannot tell if he is affected by it out on the pitch, though, as he is injured at the moment.

'He had a bit of a dip, which young lads do. But, overall this season, he has been fantastic for me.

'Like I have said a million times, he is a great lad to work with, has a lovely way about him and if he decides to go, I wish him well.'

With or without Jarvis, Jepson is envious of the players at Colin Calderwood's disposal.

But he believes Gillingham can still cause an upset and put a serious dent in Forest's automatic promotion hopes.

'Look at their squad, it is an unbelievable set of players they have up there,' he said. 'I went down to the Brighton game, where they lost 2-1, but they could easily have been four or five to the good after ten minutes. It just wasn't their day.

'We know what to expect as they are a good side. Just looking at their bench, it is quite incredible, and they'll also have good players sat in the stand as well.

'You don't make excuses though. The lads should look forward to it and go show me, the supporters and themselves that they are as good and on a par with them as individuals and as a team.

'It is a good opportunity for them.

'It is one that the lads should be looking forward to, I know I am.

'It is a lovely playing surface and the lads should go there, express themselves and back themselves as a group. Go, enjoy it.

'It is 11 v 11. They have got supposedly better players in terms of what they have paid for them.




Nottingham Evening Post


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

Writer:
Date:Sunday March 18 2007
Time: 7:43PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Walker Heads To Port Vale

Young Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker yesterday completed a loan move out to League One side Port Vale for the rest of the season.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Al Hasawi Facing Bill From Moores

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi is facing the prospect of a 'multi-millions pound bill' coming his way following the collapse of the proposed John Jay Moores takeover last week.

Vital View - Championship, 12th-14th January 2017

Newcastle moved above Brighton to the top of the table when Albion slipped up. Rotherham and Wigan both won but remain in the bottom three with Blackburn.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Henderson7%
Mancienne2%
Mills2%
Hobbs39%
Lichaj2%
Lam1%
Cash2%
Pereira2%
Osborn2%
Lica33%
Assombalonga3%
Sub - Pinillos3%
Sub - Vaughan2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 25 2017 7:45PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Jimmy Gordon423
2.orbitalforest242
3.Galaxy42235
4.the jock217
5.Apollyon217
6.LyttleByLyttle213
7.Our Kids Dad212
8.paplane194
9.da fuq131
10.Pope John XXIII130
The Vital Football Members League