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AFC Bournemouth's Howe: Forest's season sums up unpredictable Championship
CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe believes Nottingham Forest’s “interesting” season highlights the unpredictable nature of the Championship.
Forest, among the pre-season favourites for automatic promotion, lost just four of their opening 31 games and appeared on course to justify their odds.
However, a run of 12 league games without victory, during which Billy Davies was sacked as manager, has left them looking at the play-offs at best.
Previewing Forest’s visit to Dean Court, Howe said: “I think it is a great game for everybody connected with the club. Nottingham Forest have a huge history and tradition and it is really exciting game with everything that is at stake for both teams.
“They have had a very interesting season and I think it goes to show the twists and turns that can happen. They looked like they were nailed on to be in the top two and had a very strong start.
“Then, there was a managerial change and a loss of form but they come to us on the back of two wins and are back in the play-off picture.
“Gary Brazil (Forest’s caretaker-manager) made a few changes and brought in some younger guys for their win at Leeds on Monday. They did very well for him at a tough place to win.
"I don’t think it changes our preparation too much, we know we are going to be facing a strong and very motivated Forest team. We know we need to win and will do everything we can to try to do that.”
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