Fulham beat Forest last night to move level on points with the Reds and Symons' words should highlight just how close this season is to turning disastrous for Stuart Pearce's men.
At the moment Forest are comfortably clear of the drop-zone. However, their 11 point cushion is not one which they will feel entirely safe with considering their recent form and Symons' caution should be reflected in their own approach.
“If we can win a couple more on the spin we’ll be looking up the table, but lose a couple and we’ll be worrying about relegation again," the Fulham boss said. "It’s that tight, you can’t look too far ahead."
Fulham's and Forest's seasons have gone in opposite directions to allow them to meet in the middle of the table at this stage.
The Cottagers made a woeful start to the campaign, but they have been much improved under Symons and have accelerated up the table at a rapid rate.
Forest have fallen down it almost as quickly. The Midlands outfit were amongst the front runners for promotion in September, but three wins in 22 matches have seen them drop like a stone.
Relegation still remains very unlikely, but their form is hugely troubling and if it does continue then they could easily be sucked into a fight that they very much don't want to be a part of.