Nottingham Forest’s losing run to continue against Sheffield United, pundit predicts


The last thing Nottingham Forest need prior to the international break is a fourth straight home defeat.

Unfortunately for the Reds, that’s exactly what former Forest midfielder David Prutton expects when Sheffield United roll into town on Saturday.

The Blades are riding the crest of a wave following their League One title-winning campaign last season, and went second in the Championship on Wednesday night with a 2-0 win over play-off hunting Wolves at Bramall Lane.

Forest, meanwhile, were beaten 3-1 at home by Fulham on Tuesday – their fifth defeat in six league games – and they’ve won just once this month, a 1-0 success at struggling Sunderland.

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“What a dream week it’s been for Sheffield United,” said Prutton.

“They were fantastic against Sheffield Wednesday last Sunday, while they were both good and fortuitous against Wolves in midweek. But they’re riding on the crest of a wave and Chris Wilder has got some real momentum going.”

Forest’s form has raised questions from sections of Reds supporters after their bright start to the season has unravelled in recent weeks, albeit against teams that last season were challenging for promotion to the Premier League, while Forest were toiling against relegation.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder

“I think they can go to the City Ground and get a result against a Nottingham Forest side that have been struggling a bit in the past couple of weeks.

“Blades win,” said the Sky Sports pundit, who expects the South Yorkshire club to return to Sheffield with a 2-0 triumph.

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