Nottingham Forest's 2016/17 campaign in numbers

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Forest have had a turbulent campaign, yet some of the numbers show that there is serious hope for the future.

Nottingham Forests Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring his sides third goalNottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring his sides third goal

To say the 2016/17 season was a rough ride for Forest would be an understatement, with the club surviving by the skin of their teeth in the Championship - taking their survival battle to the final day of the season.

With their safety assured, Forest can now look to the future and plan accordingly - and even though their season had a low more downs than ups, there was still a lot to take out of it. Here's Forest's 2016/17 season in numbers.

Games played - 50

As well as their 46 Championship fixtures, Forest featured three times in the League Cup - eventually succumbing to Arsenal at The City Ground - and once in the FA Cup.

Goals scored - 66

The Reds scored 62 in the Championship and four in the League Cup - interestingly, Forest scored more league goals than fourth placed Sheffield Wednesday, fifth placed Huddersfield Town and seventh placed Leeds United.

Goals conceded - 80

And here's why Forest didn't finish higher than any of those teams. 72 goals were conceded in the league, six in the League Cup and two in the FA Cup - the only side to let in more Championship goals was 24th placed Rotherham United (98).

Nottingham Forest’s Ben Osborn celebrates their first goalNottingham Forest’s Ben Osborn celebrates their first goal

Wins - 16 (12 home/4 away)

14 wins were registered in the Championship from a possible 46, while Doncaster Rovers and Millwall were beaten in the League Cup.

Draws - 9 (4 home/5 away)

18% of Forest's fixtures this season ended in draws, though only two of them (Birmingham City away and Wigan Athletic away) were goalless.

Losses - 25 (8 home/17 away)

A whopping 50% of Forest's results ended in defeat - both in all competitions and the Championship, as the Reds lost 23 out of their 46 matches.

Nottingham Forest's Hildeberto Pereira reacts after being sent offNottingham Forest's Hildeberto Pereira reacts after being sent off

Yellow cards - 97

88 yellow cards were dished out to Forest players in the Championship, yet incredibly, they weren't the division's worst offenders - Wolverhampton Wanderers racked up 93 in the league alone. Seven yellows were awarded in the League Cup for Forest, two in the FA Cup.

Red cards - 9

This one is a league high - or low, depending what way you look at it. Worryingly for Forest, eight of these sending offs were second yellow cards. Hildeberto Pereira was the worst offender, being sent off on three separate occasions.

Clean sheets - 7

Having conceded 80 goals in 50 games and used three goalkeepers, this probably isn't much of a surprise. The Reds managed to shut out Ipswich Town (twice), Birmingham City, Rotherham United, Wigan Athletic, Brighton and Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town.

Nottingham Forest's Eric Lichaj (L) with Jordan Smith and Sheffield Wednesday’s Jordan RhodesNottingham Forest's Eric Lichaj (L) with Jordan Smith and Sheffield Wednesday’s Jordan Rhodes

Top goalscorer - Britt Assombalonga (14)

The DR Congo striker's goals were worth their weight in gold for Forest, with Assombalonga's 14 goals all coming in the Championship - and coming in 32 games, 20 of which were starts.

Leading assist maker - Ben Osborn (7)

It was an excellent season for the 22-year-old, who performed well beyond his years - Osborn also chipped in with four goals, while playing in all 46 Championship matches.

Longest unbeaten run - 5

While the season was still in its formative stages, Forest defeated Wigan, Millwall and Leeds in consecutive games, before drawing away at both Aston Villa and Rotherham.

Mark Warburton manager of Nottingham ForestMark Warburton manager of Nottingham Forest

Longest winless run - 8

Forest's 2-1 win over Newcastle United wasn't capitalised on, with Forest then going on an awful run. Derby started it with a 3-0 win, and while a draw to Preston North End immediately after gave fans hope, it got worse. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United, Barnsley and Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup all claimed victories over Forest, before a draw at Birmingham City stretched the run to eight.

Managers - 3

Philippe Montanier and current occupant Mark Warburton were both hired as permanent managers in the 2016/17 season, while Gary Brazil was in caretaker charge for 11 matches. 

Failed takeover attempts - 2 (at least)

New owner Evangelos Marinakis failed with a bid to takeover the club at the start of the season, while in January, former owner Fawaz Al Hasawi inexplicably pulled the plug on a takeover led by an American consortium at the last minute. Recently, Marinakis finally completed his takeover of Forest. There had also been rumours of Red Bull being interested in the club at one point, as reports The Guardian

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