It is nearly 12 years since Nottingham Forest secured their return to the Championship in 2008. Here is where their League One promotion winning side are nowadays-

The starting XI used on the final day of the season against Yeovil Town-

GK- Paul Smith- The experienced goalkeeper retired in 2016 and is now an academy goalkeeper coach at League Two side Colchester United.

RB- Luke Chambers- He left Forest in 2012 for Ipswich Town and still plays for the Tractor Boys today in the third tier.

Luke Chambers.

CB- Wes Morgan- The 36-year-old is in the Premier League still with Leicester City and captained the Foxes to the title in 2016.

CB- Kelvin Wilson- His last spell came in the Championship with Rotherham United in the 2016/17 campaign.

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LB- Julian Bennett- The Nottingham-born full-back hung up his boots five years ago after having spells at Sheffield Wednesday, Shrewsbury Town and Southend United after leaving the City Ground in 2011.

RM- James Perch- The ex-Newcastle United, QPR and Wigan Athletic man is playing in League Two with Scunthorpe United these days.

James Perch.

CM- Lewis McGugan- The 31-year-old played over 200 games for Forest and is now a free agent having last been on the books at Northampton Town.

CM- Chris Cohen- He has become a popular figure at the City Ground and retired from playing in 2018. He is now the Reds’ Under-23’s manager.

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LM- Brett Ormerod- The former Blackpool man retired in 2016 and joined non-league outfit Bamber Bridge as a coach in December.

CAM- Kris Commons- The ex-Scotland international’s last spell came at Celtic and he can now be found doing punditry on Sky Sports.

ST- Nathan Tyson- He is still playing the game in the National League at the age of 37 on loan at Chesterfield from Notts County.

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