West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest currently lead the way in the Sky Bet Championship table, with both sides making hugely impressive starts to the season.
The two sides met at the City Ground on the first day of the season, and after picking up a 2-1 away win, Slaven Bilic’s Baggies haven’t looked back since, losing only one of their first 11 league games.
Forest have also made massive improvements under Sabri Lamouchi too – the Reds have won six of their first 11 games, and haven’t lost in the league since their defeat to Albion way back in August.
One man who is bound to be delighted at both Forest and Albion’s starts to the season is former midfielder Jonathan Greening, who enjoyed lengthy stays at both clubs during his playing days.
The 40-year-old spent six years at The Hawthorns after arriving from Middlesbrough in 2004 – he made over 220 appearances for the Baggies, before signing for Fulham in 2010.
After a somewhat frustrating spell at Craven Cottage, Greening signed for Forest in 2011, when they were managed by Steve McClaren. The midfielder made over 50 appearances for the Reds, during a three-year stay at the City Ground.
Greening has recently took to Instagram to reflect on his time at the City Ground, hailing the Trentside outfit as a “great club with great people”.
Forest return to league action with a trip to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Athletic on Sunday afternoon.
It’s nice to see Greening pay tribute to Forest after enjoying a happy time at the City Ground.
He was never the most talented of players, but he made up for it with his work-rate and desire in the middle of the park.
The club has made real strides since Greening played for them – they are now ran properly and only look to be going in one direction.
It’s definitely exciting times to be a Forest supporter.
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