By Ollie Irish
Newcastle United are so, so close to automatic promotion now. If they beat ailing Peterborough and Bristol City overcome Forest this weekend, then the Toon Army is heading back to the Premier League, just one season after they were relegated with Alan Shearer at the helm. Even without that pair of results, Newcastle’s return to the top flight is inevitable, surely.
Forest put up a good fight for 70 minutes, before they were seen off by goals from sub Shola Ameobi and then Jose Enrique, but as they still lie nine points behind second-placed West Brom, it seems Billy Davies and co. will have to settle for the lottery of the playoffs.
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