Nottingham Forest take on Preston North End for both of the Championship clubs’ last games of the season.
The final Championship fixture will take place at the City Ground, where both teams are currently mid-table in safe positions.
Preston are currently unbeaten in their last four games in 13th position, whereas Forest’s last four games have been three dull draws and a loss where they find themselves in 16th.
Steve Shephard, Forest fan and member of the Official Nottingham Forest Supporters Club and management committee, hopes Forest boss Chris Hughton can use the match to experiment.
He said: “It is a nothing match really, perhaps Hughton could use the opportunity to be more exciting using youngsters like Loïc Mbe Soh.
“If he plays a similar team to last weekend against Sheffield Wednesday, we will either draw or just win.”
After a worrying start to this season – where Forest found themselves near the relegation zone – the Reds began to climb the table, showing similar signs of last season, where they just missed out on a play-off spot.
Mr Shephard believes Forest should not be in such a disappointing position, as Forest should be in “the top half of the table and not the bottom half”.
Preston’s current interim boss Frankie McAvoy recently took over from Alex Reid on March 21, where he was a coach under Reid since July 2017.
Mr McAvoy takes charge of the Lilywhites final game of the season and it will be his last game as interim boss.
Player to watch for Forest: Lewis Grabban, the side’s top goal scorer with six goals.
Player to watch for Preston: Ryan Ledson, with seven goal involvements, including two goals and five assists this season.
Over the weekend, Forest recently joined the football and sporting community in a boycott of social media platforms in protest against online abuse.
— Nottingham Forest FC 💙 (@NFFC) May 4, 2021
Forest Chairman, Nicholas Randall QC, said: “As a club, across all our men’s and women’s teams and our Community Trust, we unite to say that change must happen now.”
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