Date: 16th March 2020 at 10:30am
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English football remains to complete disarray after the outbreak of coronavirus has ground the Championship to a complete halt as we head toward the business end of the season.

It was announced on Friday that all EFL games would be postponed until at least 3rd April. Despite this, it remains impossible to predict how long the delay could last as reports emerge each day that tell a different story.

The Telegraph reported that the UK would reach the peak of its virus pandemic “in 10 to 14 weeks”, which would suggest that football would almost certainly not commence on the league’s advised date.

With this in mind, this might not necessarily be a bad thing for our club, Sabri Lamouchi and his team.

In the scenario that the season does not get cancelled and resumes as planned, Forest could have the advantage for a number of reasons.

Will Forest achieve promotion to the Premier League this season?

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With Forest sitting fifth in the standings, they are 10 points behind West Bromwich Albion who sit in the automatic promotion places. But Lamouchi’s side have just one win in our last six games.

The halt in proceedings will be a fantastic opportunity for us to regroup, collect our thoughts and go again in April.

Injured players such as Tiago Silva, Samba Sow and Nuno da Costa have the chance to regain fitness and hopefully return before the next ball is kicked.

Both of these factors will help rectify our poor form in recent weeks, with our last wins coming against Leeds United and Cardiff City and if our wretched run continues, we could find ourselves slipping out of the play-off places.

As a result, we can use this period to rest up, heal up and go again when the current campaign eventually continues.

 
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