Forest are currently ninth in the league table with 53 points from 36 matches, nine points behind sixth-placed Brentford.
“I think so,” former Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Goodman said on the Sky Sports’ FL 72 Review show when asked if Forest are too far back.
“The top six are probably going to come from the top eight, but having said all of that, they keep doing this (winning games).
“They are on the most fantastic run, they are the form team in the Championship and, more than that, they have actually beaten Middlesbrough and beaten Bournemouth in this fantastic run.
“They are in the kind of form where they can keep that going, they have that momentum, but possibly (they have) given themselves a fraction more to do that (finish in the playoffs).”
Forest are a rejuvenated side under Dougie Freedman and are in a truly great run of form at the moment.
The Reds have lost just once since the Scot replaced Stuart Pearce as the manager in February and have given themselves an outside chance of finishing in the playoffs.
Remarkably, as Goodman pointed out, the Nottingham-based outfit have defeated promotion-chasing Bournemouth and Middlesbrough over the last few weeks.
Both games ended in 2-1 home wins for Forest, who have steadily climbed up the Championship table over the past month and a half.
Forest’s chances of making the playoffs are not exactly great, mainly because the teams in the top six are very strong, but if Freedman’s side continue to win games, then they can certainly give it a late push.