2009/10 Championship Preview: Nottingham Forest

Last updated : 17 July 2009 By @blades_mad1889

Guy Moussi (R) is challenged by Southampton midfielder David McGolrick (L) - whom is now a Forest player!

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Nottingham Forest were yet another team who rubber stamped there Championship survival with just a couple of games remaining.

They have been shrewd in the transfer market and have already acquired; Paul Anderson (Liverpool), Lee Camp (Queens Park Rangers) and David McGoldrick (Southampton) whilst a few more may arrive at the City Ground before the closure of the transfer window at the end of August.

Forest didn't pull up many trees last season (pardon the pun!), but maybe there most disappointing transfer came in the form of Robert Earnshaw; they splashed out £2,600,000 on the Welsh international striker for him to return 17 goals in an injury hit season.

He should form a good catalyst this time round and if they can find that right strike partner and with a few more possible big money deals I can't see why Forest can't be dark horses to slip into a play-off place.

Blades-Mad Predicted Finish: 5th (dark horses)

Betting Odds:

2008-09 Players Statistics

Player NamePositionDoB#AppsGoals
Smith, Paul
Goal17 Dec 19791330
Wilson, Kelvin
Defence03 Sep 1985237 (+2)0
Chambers, Luke
Defence29 Aug 1985437 (+7)2
Morgan, Wes
Defence21 Jan 19845461
Perch, James
Defence28 Sep 1985741 (+1)3
McGugan, Lewis
Midfield25 Oct 1988828 (+8)5
Tyson, Nathan
Forward04 May 1982931 (+8)7
Earnshaw, Robert
Forward06 Apr 19811030 (+6)17
McCleary, Garath
Forward15 May 19871216 (+27)1
Davies, Arron
Midfield22 Jun 1984144 (+12)0
Cohen, Chris
Midfield10 Mar 198715464
Garner, Joe
Forward12 Apr 19881619 (+11)8
Moussi, Guy
Midfield23 Jan 19851916 (+1)0
Byrne, Mark
Midfield09 Nov 1988240 (+2)0
Thornhill, Matt
Midfield11 Oct 19882616 (+12)3
Moloney, Brendan
Defence18 Jan 1989279 (+3)0
Bennett, Julian
Defence17 Dec 19842911 (+2)0
Darlow, Karl
Goal08 Oct 19903000
Rodney, Nialle
Forward28 Feb 19913400
Heath, Joe
Defence04 Oct 19883610 (+2)0
Richardson, Barry
Goal05 Aug 19693900
Redmond, Shane
Goal23 Mar 19894000
Reid, James
Midfield28 Feb 1990410 (+1)0
Mitchell, Aaron
Defence05 Feb 19904500

* Statistics up to and including 26 May 2009