With two games go we are set for a top half finish thanks to a great run of four wins on the bounce.
It’s been a very strange season on the pitch with the team going a mid season run of 1 win in 14 and then the end of the season with the recent four in a row which could be six in a row with wins over Shrewsbury and Rotherham.
Both are in the playoff, can’t reach Blackburn in second place and can’t take over each other so might rest a few players and naturally will be easing up ready for games against possible Charlton, Scunthorpe, Plymouth or Portsmouth.
For us it looks like there will be summer of upheaval with many players not in contract for next year. Last season with promotion and the “contract cycle” many players were already signed up for this year. However this summer as many as 14 players could be set to leave.
One major worry is Kyle Vasell who has 8 goals so far this season but had a long period out, 8 goals in 20 games is a good return for a player who is now proven at League One level.
Another worry is Mark Cullen who has only make 7 appearances this season due to injury. He might be looking for a new contract but needs to prove his fitness.
It could all result in another Nottingham Forest debacle where we don’t have a full squad for the start of the season. It could be a good idea at this stage to look for UK free bets on us not having a complete squad for the start of next season. Once again the off field problems
And all that is down to the problems off the field.
Progress off the field this season has hit some major milestones. The court case ruling against Oyston, the failure of the Oystons to make payments and sell property. Finally the meetings with the EFL which increases the exposure of what is happening at the club.
Work on that front is still an ongoing battle, but its fantastic to see so many still sitting by their principals of NAPM.
With all the news that has come out in the past year in the court case about the Oyston’s asset stripping it does help somewhat to reaffirm the position of those fans, who really deep down knew all along what had been going on, but the court case did help solidify everyone’s decisions.
So with two games left to go there isn’t going to be any surprises on the pitch, but there is still time for something off the pitch to happen!