By Amir Mir
Ian Holloway believes Nottingham Forest will beat Fulham 2-1 – but made a prediction howler by backing the suspended Henri Lansbury to inspire them to victory.
Midfielder Lansbury is banned for the clash against Fulham on Tuesday night, after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in the 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.
Former Premier League manager Holloway backed the Forest captain to inspire his side to victory in midweek, but despite his mistake, he still believes Philippe Montanier’s side will have enough on the night.
“Fulham had a really good start but the wheels have come off a little bit,” Holloway wrote in his Sky Sports column. “But I do think they can get back to the level they were at the start of the season.
“It’s tough when you’ve sold your best players, but they’ve made some good signings and I like the way they’re organised, at least until they played Bristol City! I’m sure Slavisa Jokanovic will be happy not to have to play them again.
“But I think Nottingham Forest will have enough here, especially with Henri Lansbury, who has been in cracking form.”
Forest have not won a league games since August 27 when they beat Garry Monk’s Leeds 3-1 at the City Ground.
Montanier’s side have lost their previous three fixtures in all competitions, conceding eight goals in the process.
As a result they are 15th in the Championship table, with eleven points from nine games, as they host Fulham on Tuesday night hoping to pick up their first win in a month.
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