Lichaj: This is what Nottingham Forest need to avoid relegation
By Danny Wright
Eric Lichaj believes that Nottingham Forest need two more wins to avoid relegation from the Championship.
Forest secured a surprise 2-0 win against Huddersfield on Saturday, in which Lichaj bagged his second goal of the campaign.
Huddersfield have a strong chance of securing promotion to the Premier League and it was a huge win for Mark Warburton’s side, who have only beaten teams in the top three in their last 11 league matches.
The result left the Reds five points clear of the drop zone but Lichaj insists that there is still work to do – beginning with their next game against 22nd-placed Blackburn.
“I think to secure it we would need to beat Blackburn on Friday and then get another win beyond that. It would be done and dusted then,” said Lichaj, as quoted by the Nottingham Post.
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“I think it is a big game on Friday. It was a big step this weekend as well – and we definitely deserved that win. It was not a result we nicked. If we had not won after that performance, we would have been really upset.
“We were just the better team, at the end of the day. We have beaten all the top three now. Perhaps the better teams bring out the best in us.”
There are five games left of the regular season in the English second-tier and Forest are still in the mix of teams that could be threatened with a drop down to League One.
After they welcome Blackburn to the City Ground next week, they have fixtures against Cardiff, Reading, QPR and Ipswich.
Lichaj has been one of the stars of the Forest team this season making 40 appearances across all competitions.
In other Nottingham Forest news, the club are reportedly plotting a swoop for this League One hotshot.