As much as I like Johnson, if his decision making were better we'd be 3 or 4 to the good going to the City Ground.
Anyway if we play like we did yesterday we will thump them. Nothing to fear from Hudds or Luton either. Coyr[/quote
Would have loved to have seen him slide the ball across to Davis for a tap into an empty net towards the end when his shot was blocked, that would have shown real composure. Love Cooper's assessment after again, 'not bothered about the chances missed that's in the past and we don't dwell on them, we keep creating the chances and we will be fine'? We just need to make it a cauldron on Tuesday and let the Ayers know we are right behind them and just go for sheff United's throat.
Great performance, gutted as anyone about the late goal, Samba was not getting anywhere near it. First goal on Tuesday is huge, but play anything like we did 1st leg and convert the chances then should be fine.
Nottingham Forest have only lost one of their last 13 home games against Sheffield United in the second tier (W7 D5), while they are unbeaten in the most recent five, winning three of them (D2).
Sheffield United haven’t scored more than once away to Nottingham Forest in the second tier since May 1993, in a 2-0 victory. Indeed, their last 13 such trips have seen them score just seven times, and never more than once in a single game.
In the history of the second-tier play-offs, only one side has won the first leg of the semi-final away from home and then not gone on to reach the final, with Leeds doing so in 2018-19 vs Derby (1-0 first leg, 2-4 second leg).
Nottingham Forest have never won a home match in the Football League play-offs in four previous attempts (D2 L2), with one of those coming against Sheffield United in 2003, drawing 1-1.
Sheffield United have never won an away match in the Football League play-offs, playing eight away games without success (D5 L3), with their last such match a 5-5 draw with Swindon Town in 2015. The Blades have the record for competing in the most play-off campaigns without ever gaining promotion via that method (eight before this season).
Sam Surridge has averaged a league goal every 54 minutes for Nottingham Forest at the City Ground this season, netting five times in 271 minutes on the pitch. In his only two home starts for the club in the Championship, he has scored four times, including a hat-trick last time out versus Swansea.
Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp has scored four goals in six league starts against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, although none of the four were netted for his current club (two for Scunthorpe, one for Doncaster and one for Leeds).
Brennan Johnson scored Nottingham Forest’s second goal in their 2-1 victory in the first leg against Sheffield United. The only player to score in both legs of a play-off semi-final for Forest is his father David, who did so against Sheffield United in 2002-03, although they were eliminated 5-4 on aggregate.