On the back of last season’s disappointing results, Forest supporters would have been relatively confident about picking up points from fixtures against Coventry City and Bournemouth.
However, back-to-back 2-1 defeats have left Forest as one of just two clubs still looking for their first point in the Championship, keeping the pressure on Chris Hughton.
The fact that no team possesses a 100% record in the division means that the East Midlands outfit are effectively just one win from making significant progress up the table.
Nevertheless, Forest have been left to focus on playing one game at a time during a period where Hughton and the club’s owners will be looking to attract new signings.
On a positive note, recent arrival Philip Zinckernagel marked his first Championship start with the assist for Scott McKenna’s goal against Bournemouth.
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Like at Forest, fans of Blackburn have had to endure a quiet summer in the transfer market, a consequence of Armstrong’s big-money exit not taking place until last week.
That said, Tony Mowbray now has funds to improve a squad of players which have already collected four points from fixtures where they were the clear underdogs.
The point at Millwall was all the more impressive through Blackburn being second best at The Den, a quality which Mowbray will hope stands his side in good stead going forward.
Having opted for a lack of rotation during the EFL Cup, many members of Mowbray’s squad will be playing their fourth game in just 11 days on Wednesday night