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‘I think we’d all agree’ – Jamie Carragher talks Nottingham Forest’s Premier League dreams

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Jamie Carragher insists that the Premier League would be a better place if Nottingham Forest were back in it, with the Reds looking to end their 20-year exile this season.

Sabri Lamouchi has enjoyed a magnificent first season in charge of Forest, with a top-six finish looking likely for the East Midlands side this campaign.

Ahead of the final nine Championship games of the campaign, whenever they may be played, Forest sit fifth in the league standings and five points clear of seventh.

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Liverpool legend Carragher believes that a big club like Forest need to be back playing in the Premier League, having last played in the top-flight over 20 years ago.

The former England defender, speaking on Sky Sports’ Football Show, has reflected on visiting the City Ground as a youngster, recognising it as a stadium with a “huge” presence.

With quotes provided by Nottinghamshire Live, Carragher said: “They’re a team that are there or thereabouts. A lot of the time we speak about Leeds for some reason, that we’re all desperate for different reasons to get a huge club back.

“When you actually think of what Forest have actually achieved in the past and the accolades, (they’re) another great club that you’d love to see back.

“That was something I grew up with as a kid, I remember those teams that were in the First Division, I always think of Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest’s grounds that I went to as a kid as huge presences as football clubs.

“It’s been great getting new teams in, but it’s always nice to get teams back that you can reminisce about, look back at what they achieved and realise those special times that they had in the top league.

“I think we’d all agree we’d love to see them back in the Premier League.”

Forest will be confident of finishing in the Championship play-off places this season, with automatic promotion to the Premier League looking unlikely for the Reds.

With clashes against Bristol City, Preston North End and Fulham still to come, these games could prove to be really important in their hopes of promotion.

The Verdict

Forest are undoubtedly a big club with a lot of history and it would be good to see them playing in the Premier League along with the likes of Leeds United.

A top-six finish isn’t guaranteed just yet, but you would expect them to finish there as I can’t see them dropping a five-point gap now.

They have plenty of senior professionals who know how to handle the big occasion, too, so they could be a good shout to win the play-offs.


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