Forest can make it eight games unbeaten during the festive period. Credit: Richie Sumpter.

Nottingham Forest will be hoping to continue their fine festive form once again this Christmas.

The Reds haven’t lost in their last seven games during the festive period and more good form will be top of Steve Cooper’s Christmas list.

They picked up nine and six points respectively during the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.

However, this up-turn in form goes against the grain for Forest, who in the three seasons prior to the 2019/20 campaign picked up just six points collectively.

Over the past ten years, the Reds have recorded 10 wins, 13 draws and 16 losses, with their worst performance coming during the 2016/17 festive period when they failed to put a single point on the board.

Compared to the rest of the division, Forest have been almost par for the course over the last decade.

They’ve been below the number of average points in the league for six out of last the ten seasons.

Yet, two of the four higher than average campaigns have come in the most recent years.

Looking ahead to this year’s festive calendar, Forest face a mixed bag of fixtures as they look to climb the table.

After this weekend’s clash with Peterborough they host strugglers Hull City in their final pre-Christmas game before a long trip North to Middlesborough on Boxing Day.

A four day break follows before Huddersfield Town visit the City Ground on the evening of December 30.

Finally, another Yorkshire side in the form of relegation-threatened Barnsley come to town on January 3