Wilson explains why Blackpool can provide Forest with inspiration

Holloway & Freedman

Nottingham Forest defender Kelvin Wilson has refused to give up on a play-off challenge.

Nottingham Forest defender Kelvin Wilson explained to Forest Player why he’s refusing to rule out the club’s chances of a play-off place.

Wilson is extremely optimistic ahead of the club’s remaining games and has suggested the past example of Blackpool under Ian Holloway as a reason the club can pull off an unlikely top six finish.

“Of course, until it’s impossible and says you can’t reach it, you have to think that. Some teams have gone on great runs and got in, I think Blackpool when they got in, they went on a crazy run – Hopefully we can just keep going over the next few games,” said Wilson.

The current gap for Forest from the top six is a massive ten points, which is going to be very difficult for them to claw back.

The pressure is effectively off the side, which will allow the manager to take more risks over the rest of the season as they try and chase down that gap.

Blackpool are the ultimate inspiration because they forced their way into the Premier League when no one thought it was possible.

Realistically, manager Dougie Freedman will probably already have one eye on next season and the importance for the team to try and get an automatic promotion spot.

That would remove the lottery of the play-offs but whether a top six finish is difficult or not, the side have to try and end the season well because it’s important for them to have momentum going into next season.

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