How the mood at a football club can change. Nottingham Forest looked destined for an extended spell in the relegation zone when going down 2-0 at home to Middlesbrough on September 15.
Four matches later, three of them under new head coach Steve Cooper, and the East Midlands outfit now sit in 17th position, a result of three wins and a draw.
Cooper and his squad will certainly not be getting ahead of themselves at this stage, but their 3-0 demolition of Birmingham City before the international break bodes well for the future.
Despite his short period at the City Ground, Cooper has found a resolution to their lack of goals, and it has made all the difference with Forest still not conceding more than twice in a league game this season.
Lewis Grabban has netted three times in four outings, re-establishing himself as the first-choice forward ahead of Lyle Taylor.
Ahead of many other fixtures right now, Forest would be regarded as the clear favourites, but it would be disrespectful towards Blackpool to consider this fixture anything other than a 50-50.
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Thirteen points were collected from six matches before the international break, strengthening the feeling that Neil Critchley is doing one of the best jobs in English football.
Critchley and his squad will still consider themselves to be in a relegation scrap this season, but they currently sit just three points adrift of the playoffs.
However, the Seasiders suffered a couple of key injuries before the international break, heaping the pressure on their deputies to impress in their absence