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Forest crash play-off spots and are cut to 25/1 to win Championship

| 22.11.2010

Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies is determined to learn the lessons of last season after his side stormed the play-off places following their brilliant 2-0 win at Cardiff on Saturday.

Goals from Lewis McGugan and Dexter Blackstock – who was stretchered off with a serious looking knee injury – gave Forest only their second away win in 20 Championship games.

However, after missing out on promotion last term, Davies is not getting carried away.

Speaking to the Nottingham Evening Post, he said: “We were in the top two last January and we did not finish the job. It is not about where you are in November, December or January. It is about finishing off the job.

“People are starting to listen to us, because we know what it takes. We have players who can cause problems, but it is all about depth.

“I am seeing a lot of positives. We have not got what we deserved away from home.

“We got what we deserved at Cardiff. But we will go back in this week and start working again. We are excited about the win, but it is only three points and nothing is won in November.

“We will start the hard work again, because we can’t allow ourselves to think we have won anything yet.”

Forest have become adept at picking up draws this season with nine so far, compared to just 13 in the whole of last term. Incredibly, seven of those games have finished 1-1.

Forest’s ability to pick up points on the road will serve them well in their promotion hunt. They are currently at 25/1 to win the league after losing just two of their last eight away games.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.