Similar start for Forest - can they kick on again?

After 10 games in 2009/10 the 13-point haul had come from 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats, with 11 goals both for and against.

This time around 2 wins, 7 draws and 1 defeat have given Forest a similar start, with 11 goals for and 9 conceded.

Despite a summer of off-field friction between Billy Davies and his board and the Scot's constant pronouncements that he needs a stronger squad, his side remain very hard to beat and poised once again to mount a promotion challenge if they can produce the same kind of run over their next 10 games that they reeled off last season.

Then, the Reds won 5 and drew 5, scoring 17 and conceding just 7 to give notice that they would be genuine contenders at the end of the campaign.