Wednesday evening’s comfortable victory for Nottingham Forest over Bolton Wanderers sees the side sit in seventh place in the Championship table, just two points shy of the Play-Off spots and only four points behind Leeds United in top spot.
Goals from Joe Lolley and a Lewis Grabban brace took Aitor Karanka’s side to 22 points for the 2018/19 campaign so far and the margin of victory could well have been higher.
With the table toppers up next on Saturday in the later kickoff to accommodate the television cameras, the game is set to be a cracker and whilst the 90 minutes won’t decide the season, victory would obviously be a significant boost.
Given 30-year-old Hillal Soudani’s second cameo appearance of the week as he continues to work himself back to full fitness and form, the player took to social media following the match to congratulate his colleagues.
— Hillal Soudani (@Hillal_Soudani) October 24, 2018
As you can imagine that went over well amongst the Forest faithful who continue to expect big things from the man when he’s back up to full speed.
Red hot off the bench tonight. ????????
— Forest FanBase (@ForestFanBase) October 24, 2018
Good to see you back after your injury bit more time to settle and we are sure we will see u back to your best #Nffc ????????⚪️
— ٌ (@KieranNffc29) October 24, 2018
Great to see you back in action, Hilal ????????
— DZ Football (@DZFootball_en) October 24, 2018
Great win and I hope to see you get a lot more minutes in the coming matches! COYR! ????????⚽️????⚪️
— Henrik NFFC Johansen (@henjohansen1) October 25, 2018
Good to see you in action!
— Gemma Bunkle (@caravangirl79) October 25, 2018
We missed you man.
— Carlos Rincón (@8021carlos) October 24, 2018
A truly wonderful evening
— Staalek (@StleKvale) October 24, 2018
Since arriving at the club during the last summer window from Dinamo Zagreb, he has only made one starting appearance with five substitute showings, but he’s returned goals in games against Reading and Wigan Athletic so far and everyone hopes he can get back to that after an initially bright August.