Nottingham Forest extended their run of games without a win to eight after a 1-0 reverse at the hands of Preston North End on Tuesday night.
Eoin Doyle’s goal inside the first two minutes of the game compounded the misery on the Reds, who have now scored just two goals in over 10 hours of football.
It is the East Midlands derby clash on Friday evening when Paul Clement brings his Derby County side to the City Ground on a run of 10 games without defeat.
For all of Forest’s quality in possession their big problem is scoring goals and defender Jack Hobbs is hoping of for a change in fortune on Friday evening.
He told the club’s official website: “It would be absolutely huge to win on Friday. We can’t just sulk and keep our heads down. We’ve got to be positive and try to put it right.
“Fortunately on Friday we have a derby game and the form goes out of the window.
“Hopefully we can start to score some goals and our luck will turn and we will be on the right end of a result.”
The Reds are currently in possession of the Brian Clough Trophy following last season’s 2-1 win at the iPro Stadium – a game in which Forest also went into out of form.
Dougie Freedman’s side currently sit in 19th place in the Sky Bet Championship, having accumulated 14 points from 15 league games this season.
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