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Robert Earnshaw believes Nottingham Forest can kick on in 2016

The former Forest striker has high hopes for his old club.

Just a few weeks ago it looked as though Dougie Freedman was a dead man walking at Nottingham Forest. Now however the club are on a fantastic run and are starting to climb back up the table.

Forest are currently unbeaten in their last five games. Three wins against Reading, Fulham and MK Dons have been propped up by decent away draws at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers.

Forest are now hoping to continue this form into 2016 and potentially mount a play-off push in the New Year.

One man who is hopeful of such a upturn in league positions is former Forest striker Robert Earnshaw.

The Welshman, who is currently playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS, was with Forest for three years after an unsuccessful stint with local rivals Derby County.

In that time he managed an impressive 43 goals in 111 appearances for Forest.

He returned to the City Ground at the weekend and spoke of his hopes for the team with BBC Nottingham:

"I think there is always more. There's more from the team, they have had a few good results this year and you just feel like there is a little bit more in the locker.

"It's difficult. I think they are still in touching distance and the second half of the season is when you really want to see your team kick off.

"Hopefully this is the beginning."


Last season Forest started the season with a bang but soon plummeted down the table, which led to Stuart Pearce's sacking.

Now they are in form and just six points off the play-off places going into their Boxing Day fixture with Leeds United.

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