Karl Darlow comments on Nottingham Forest’s playoff chances

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Nottingham Forest are currently 10 points off the playoff places in the Championship table.

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow has been speaking to the club’s official website about his side’s chances of finishing in the playoffs this season.

The Reds are in a great run of form at the moment and have won five out of six Championship games under manager Dougie Freedman.

Forest are currently ninth in the league table with 50 points from 34 matches, 10 points behind sixth-placed Ipswich Town.

Not so long ago under Stuart Pearce, the Nottingham-based side were struggling for points and were steadily falling towards the relegation zone, but now there are talks of them pushing for a playoff spot.

Darlow, though, is not getting carried away and is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

“I said a couple of weeks ago that we need to gain momentum, and I think we are,” the 24-year-old told Forest’s official website. “We’re playing better.

“The playoffs are obviously a long way off still but results have gone our way today. We’ll just keep grinding at it and see how we go.

"There are 12 games left now and we just need to keep picking up as many points as we can.”

Mature comments

Darlow made the aforementioned comments following Forest’s 3-0 victory over Reading at the Madejski Stadium in the Championship on Saturday.

The goalkeeper’s comments are very mature and sensible, and indeed the players need to keep their focus on just winning games.

The gap between Forest and Ipswich is not too great to bridge, but at the same time any slip-ups will be costly in their hopes of finishing in the playoffs.

While Freedman’s players should be optimistic about pushing on for a playoff spot, they must not think too far ahead and must continue doing the good work that they have done in recent weeks.

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