Nottingham Forest - Perch Believes In Reds' Strikepower
UK time is: 14:26:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Perch Believes In Reds' Strikepower

As they embarked on their long coach journey down to Yeovil last night, a few of the Forest players were planning on passing the time with a few friendly hands of poker.

Only small amounts of cash will change hands - the players know that the high stakes game will begin for real tonight, on the pitch at Huish Park, as Colin Calderwood's side take on Yeovil in the first leg of the play-off semi-final.

For midfielder James Perch (pictured below) a few games of cards only helps to increase the sense of team spirit within the ranks.



And he says that, even knowing what is at stake against Yeovil, Forest's players will be more than equipped to cope with the pressure.

'We do play poker on the coach,' he said. 'It is a good way of passing the time. It is far from serious, we don't play for much money - but I am normally winning.

'When it comes to the big game tonight, we are all confident, we have the confidence to achieve what we need to do.

'All the lads know that we are well capable of getting to Wembley and, whichever team we have to play, we can turn up on the day and get the result that we need, as long as we produce our best.'

Perch says Forest are boosted by the fact that they have already beaten Yeovil twice this season, each time by 1-0.

And in the trio of Kris Commons, Jack Lester and Grant Holt, Perch believes Forest have the firepower to hurt a Yeovil side that has conceded only 12 goals at home this season.

'It is good to know that we can beat them, because we have done it twice this season,' he said. 'But this is a different game now, a different situation and different players.

'They do not have Leon Best or many of the other loan players that they have had this season.

'But we have the firepower to score goals, it doesn't matter who or where we are playing, because we have the players who can do damage.

'We have Kris Commons, Jack Lester and Grant Holt - they are all on fire at the minute, they are all banging them in.

'We are very confident that we are going to get goals.'

And, while a place in the Championship is the ultimate prize, Perch says Forest cannot afford to approach the game any differently to normal.

'I know there is more at stake but the object is still the same,' he said.

'I am looking forward to it - and I know everyone else is, as well.'




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:Friday May 11 2007

Time: 1:12PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
"we can turn up on the day and get a result". This kind of talk really worries me!
wemaybefamousagain
Report Abuse
11/05/2007 13:48:00

I certainly didn't when I saw that Grant Holt was missing, but they did enough
Johnny Kipper
Report Abuse
18/05/2007 11:12:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

No Pressure To Sell (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Forest 1-1 Swansea - Friendly (Sunday July 26 2015)

Season-Long Hamer Loan (Sunday July 26 2015)

Tesche's Heart Is At Forest (Wednesday July 22 2015)

Friendly - Doncaster 1-1 Forest (Wednesday July 22 2015)

Darius Has Left The Building? (Monday July 20 2015)

Patience Is A Virtue (Monday July 20 2015)

Friendly - Stevenage 0-3 Forest (Sunday July 19 2015)

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 403
2. Jimmy Gordon 316
3. Calvin Plummer 314
4. orbitalforest 293
5. MrsBrownsBoys 278
6. Pope John XXIII 266
7. the jock 254
8. da fuq 169
9. LyttleByLyttle 167
10. wesimmo 100

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Facebook Group Launched for Wednesday Fans in the USA
Sheff Wed : 29/07/2015 14:05:01
Clement: Experience Could Be Vital
Derby County : 29/07/2015 14:00:01
Season Preview- Huddersfield
Reading : 29/07/2015 12:39:00
Season Preview- Fulham
Reading : 29/07/2015 12:29:00
Sam Gallagher Signs For MK Dons On Loan
MK Dons : 29/07/2015 12:11:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Darlow 0%
Kane 2%
Hobbs 2%
Lascelles 10%
Mancienne 2%
Lansbury 4%
Gardner 12%
Vaughan 4%
Burke 2%
Blackstock 20%
Antonio 4%
Sub - Akpom 4%
Sub - Paterson 6%
Sub - Osborn 28%