Holt aiming to count on experience

Former Norwich City midfielder Gary Holt is confident of another play-off final appearance as Nottingham Forest bid to book their place at Wembley tonight.

Former Norwich City midfielder Gary Holt is confident of another play-off final appearance as Nottingham Forest bid to book their place at Wembley tonight.

The ex-Scotland international starred for the Canaries against Birmingham in the Division One final at Cardiff five years ago, when they lost on penalties, and is poised for another big day out with Forest.

Colin Calderwood's team take a 2-0 lead into this evening's home leg of their Coca-Cola League One play-off semi-final against Yeovil.

Holt started the first leg win at Yeovil and impressed but his place is under threat tonight following David Prutton's recovery from a stomach bug.


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However, Holt is just hoping the Reds can finish the job at the City Ground, regardless of whether he makes the line-up.

He told the club's official website: “Pressure is only there if you let it affect you but the way the boys have been performing, they don't look as though they are playing under any pressure.

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“We've got some experienced players in the side and when you get older you tend to enjoy it more and there is less pressure because you've been through it many times and know what to expect.

“But the younger lads have also equipped themselves very well to the challenge they have faced.

“We know it's a fresh game on Friday and that Yeovil will come at us because they have to. But we've certainly got the players to exploit that situation.”

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