Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett on Nottingham Forest’s playoff chances

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Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett suggests that Nottingham Forest can make the Championship playoffs this season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has told the club’s official website that Nottingham Forest are still in the race for a playoff spot in the Championship this season.

Forest are currently ninth in the league table with 53 points from 36 matches, nine points behind sixth-placed Brentford and five behind Wolves, who are eighth.

“Nottingham Forest are still making noises that if they can win eight, nine or 10 out of 10, they can get there, which they happen to believe they can do,” Jackett told Wolves’ official website.

“They’re are on that type of run at the moment and that’s the beauty of the play-off system because it leaves it open right to the end.”

Forest are indeed on a great run of form and are a rejuvenated side under manager Dougie Freedman.

Freedman took charge of the Reds at the start of February following the departure of Stuart Pearce, and he has lost just one Championship game since.

What is remarkable about the Nottingham-based side’s run is that they have defeated two promotion-chasing teams.

Bournemouth and Middlesbrough have both lost 2-1 at the City Ground, and this has certainly enhanced the players’ confidence.

It will be tough for Forest to close the gap between themselves and the top six, but if they keep winning and other teams drop points, then they certainly do have a chance.

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