We have had a good few days on the training ground however we have picked up a couple of injuries to both Jokic and Mancienne that will keep them out of the starting line up for opening game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, the home of the Champions Chelsea.
After training on Thursday we gather round the radio for the Capital One Cup 2nd round draw that is broadcast live on Talksport, the lads are a bit rowdy then “Number 26 Nottingham Forest” an instant silence drops up on the squad “will play Number 14 Derby County” The lads go crazy, we have drawn our great East Midlands rivals Derby County. A local derby in the cup in the first month of the season….. (for anyone who don’t know us that’s a massive tie for all concerned)
That’s put a stride in my step as I set off to meet under 18 manager Jack Lester to have a chat about our intake of Youth players. We sit down and Jack talks me through the squad. We quickly identify 5 players who stand out.
I think we have got some good potential and hope to see these plus others develop through our academy and play ‘The Forest Way’
A quick reminder of our Pre Season results
Got to dash the coach to take us to London is due shortly as we embark on a new season and Premier League Football….I have chosen my starting line up for tomorrow’s game v Chelsea and decided to go with a 4-4-2 the side is:
I am giving debut’s to 3 players Vestergaard,Muto and Clough plus the long awaited comeback for Assombalonga. Asmir Begovic is not available due to his contract and loan clause with Chelsea. Oliveira and Christensen are away on International duty.