Nottingham Forest are now within eight points of the play-off places following a routine 2-0 victory over Rotherham last night at the City Ground.
Dougie Freeman’s side opened the scoring in the 43rd minute when Dexter Blackstock scored his second goal in three games. The striker, who has seized his chance since the injury to Assombalonga, gambled on a long ball and was able to lob the ball over the Millers keeper.
Forest’s lead was then doubled following a powerful run and strike from in form Michail Antonio. The winger picked up the ball in his own half beat three men before driving the ball into the bottom corner.
Rotherham did have some chances of their own in the second half, the best of which was when Lee Frecklington had an effort strike the upright. Karl Darlow was also drawn into an excellent save to deny Conor Sammon however Forest were worthy winners.
The win was Forest’s fifth straight home victory and leaves the red’s eight points outside the play-off places. Their next game is on Saturday where they make the difficult trip to Carrow Road to take on high flying Norwich.
Since his appointment Freedman has won seven out of his first ten games, losing only one. Despite reviving Forest’s play off chances the Scot has not been offered the job for next season yet.
The fans however seem to have been impressed with the former Bolton manager and would like to see him stay on.