Former Nottingham Forest player Danny Wilson has told Nottinghamshire Live that the Reds could challenge for a place in the top six this season.
The ex-midfielder played 10 games for Forest during a short spell in 1983 and was part of the Sky Sports panel that selected Sabri Lamouchi as the Manager of the Month for September.
Wilson had a decent managerial career himself. He has experience in charge of several clubs including Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Swindon Town, Chesterfield and Barnsley.
The 59-year-old is the chair of the panel that decides who wins the monthly prize and he believes the Reds have to be taken seriously.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: “Sabri (Lamouchi) has turned the fortunes around at Forest.
“After a decent start to his tenure, Forest look like a team that could challenge for one of the top six places come April; if this form continues.
“Impressive away wins at Swansea and Stoke and nine points from the three games in September has given Forest fans a belief that good times may be on the horizon once again.”
Seat Pitch Summary – One game at a time for Forest
The 2019/20 campaign was anticipated by some as being a season of transition for the Reds after opting for a managerial change once again.
It has taken Lamouchi no time at all, however, to stamp his authority on the Forest team and they are clearly reaping the rewards of his management.
The challenge will come during the next couple of months when the games start to come thick and fast, whilst the Christmas period always represents a tough proposition.
Lamouchi’s team look unfazed by anything thrown at them currently and the supporters will hope that Forest can maintain their lofty league position for a little while longer.
Games against Wigan, Hull, Reading and Luton are next up and on paper, they all look like games where Forest can add some more points to their tally.
It is nice recognition for Lamouchi to claim the manager of the month award but he will be keen to focus on the ultimate task in hand… promotion to the Premier League.