Forest go into their game against Rotherham tomorrow looking to improve on the point they secured against Leeds and Darlow has suggested a simple aim for the side over the rest of the season.
“There are nine games left and mathematically we are still in with a shout. Hopefully we can build some momentum and maybe nick it right at the death,” he said.
“We need to make sure we take as many points as we can before the international break.”
Manager Dougie Freedman has always played down his side’s chances of getting into the top six, keen to protect the players from the pressure of that possibility.
It’s still a very tough ask for Forest because they are chasing an eight point gap from the sides above them.
Manchester City showed that deficit can be overturned in fewer games, when they secured their first Premier League title, but there is a very competitive group of teams fighting in the Championship.
There haven’t been huge margins between the sides in the top six for the last few weeks, which shows that when some sides fail, the others step up and take advantage.
What Forest need to drag their way up the table is a perfect run of results and then poor form from all of the sides above them.
If they can head into the international break with momentum and points behind them, in a good position then they’ll be well placed for an assault during the final stretch of the season.