Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane deliver verdict on Nottingham Forest’s survival chances

Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane have weighed in on Nottingham Forest’s chances of surviving this season.

Steve Cooper’s side is now 14th in the Premier League, eight points clear of Sheffield United in the relegation zone.

Last season, the Reds ended 16th, with Cooper’s team earning survival in the penultimate game, defeating Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal 1-0 at the City Ground.

However, following another hectic summer, the Forest board and crowd are anticipating a much better season, with a top-half finish being the goal.

Carragher and Keane on Forest this season

The former Premier League players projected who would go down on the newest edition of The Overlap, with both thinking Forest will stay up this season.


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“I think [Nottingham] Forest will be fine this season” , Keane was quoted as saying.

Carragher also claimed that Forest would be alright, and that Everton would be fine despite their recent 10-point deduction.

“Everton will stay up, Forest will stay up. Fulham will be fine.”

Home form the key once again

Cooper’s team has won three times this season, twice at home and once away at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.

The Reds led 2-1 with 30 minutes remaining at the London Stadium, but Forest went on to lose 3-2 thanks to goals from Thomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen.

They must improve their away form if they are to improve on their finish from last season, but the club should be more than comfortable in the Premier League this season.

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