Nottingham Forest take on West Brom tomorrow in a crunch fixture at the top of the Championship.
A surprise defeat at home to Charlton in the week meant the Reds missed the chance to move into the top two in the Championship, which would have also closed the gap on Albion.
With the Baggies eight points ahead of Forest, a loss for Sabri Lamouchi’s men makes catching West Brom a massive task.
As well as that, they will realistically end the day five points away from second place if they don’t get anything from the West Midlands.
When you take into consideration how quickly that momentum would have shifted away from Forest, it may be hard to turn around in the final 13 games of the season.
The quick-fire Friday Nottingham Forest quiz – Can you get 17 out of 17?
That prompted a question to be put to the Nottingham Forest Crew News Facebook Group asking whether the team must avoid defeatat The Hawthorns to keep any automatic promotion hopes alive.
Here we look at some of the responses…
Andrew Parker: All depends on other results.
Ian Belshaw: That’s why the three points against Charlton would have been were worth more.
Jason Jenkins: Wouldn’t be such a drama had we put Charlton away.
Bill Pitt: last chance for that Saturday.
Pete Chapman: Need a undefeated run to get second.
Carl Weston: Could spell game over for top 2 spots – that’s why we refuse to lose.
Darren Davies: Best test we could have, win and look up, flop and look down.