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That couldn’t have worked out better could it?
Well, technically Forest could have kept a clean sheet to make it better, but you catch my drift.
There was a lot of talk in the build-up to the match about whether or not the postponement of the game against Reading would end up being a good thing or a bad thing for Nottingham Forest as they prepared to face Luton.
The topic of rest has been something that we have been discussing at FFC in recent weeks, and it looks as if it paid off as the Reds squeezed out a 2-1 victory away to Luton Town.
And seeing as Forest came out on the right side of the result, it gives us the chance to use this as possibly the best example that a little bit of rest can really help the cause, especially when it comes to forward Lewis Grabban who got the opening goal last weekend.
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Saturday’s game was one of the better examples that you could ask for that shows just what the odd bit of time off can do for a player. It is now so crucial that they bring in someone who can give him that time off on occasion so that he can be fully charged throughout the season and give them the goals when they need to.
It might sound like we are banging a well-beaten drum about how important Grabban is for Forest and how he needs some help upfront, but it just seems like something that needs to keep being reiterated until something is done about it.
When Nottingham Forest fell to two defeats in the space of four days last week against Wigan Athletic and Hull City, it served as a wakeup call that things needed to change at the City Ground if they were to carry on their march up the table, that they would be found out sooner or later.
Now Sabri Lamouchi has first-hand experience of what needs to happen to keep Forest ticking along throughout the season. Now the question is, will he act upon it and urge the higher-ups at the City Ground to do something about it?