It hasn’t been an easy few months down Nottingham way.
While rival fans were planning for promotion and re-setting the sat navs for Anfield and Stamford Bridge, Forest fans’ dreams of a new life in the Premier League were sinking faster than Blackpool’s league position.
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But no more. Matt Derbyshire’s second-minute goal against Birmingham City gave Forest their first three points since beating Huddersfield on February 11.
Gary Brazil’s side now sit just three points behind sixth-placed Brighton. And club legend Stuart Pearce returns as manager on July 1.