Nottingham Forest earned a hard-fought win at the City Ground at the weekend as they beat Brentford 2-1 to give themselves a much needed three points.
The play-offs are still a genuine target this season and if they can go on a run now who’s to say where they might end up come May.
Certainly, they’re looking to do that and it might well be interesting to see if Martin O’Neill decides to give Liam Bridcutt a fresh start with the Reds.
The midfielder has been out in the cold for some time at the club and under Aitor Karanka it looked as though, eventually, he would leave.
He played for the U23 side today, though, and in front of O’Neill and Roy Keane apparently bossed the game against Sheffield United – as per the Nottingham Post.
Far from the hardest game he’ll play, of course, but it could be telling the key coaches saw him perform.
Bridcutt is a good player and still has something to offer either Forest or another club.
The Reds have many players that operate in his position but if Bridcutt did impress a great deal who knows whether or not he might still get himself back into the side.