Nottingham Forest obliterate competition in Championship fan engagement polls

Championship side Nottingham Forest have proved that they maintain a global audience in the latest engagement polls, ranking 14th across England and clocking up over 3 times as many impressions as the next highest Championship side.

Forest, who enjoyed a memorable FA Cup run this season as they knocked out Arsenal and Leicester City in consecutive rounds, are on a brilliant run of form in recent weeks, and have won five on the bounce in the Championship, propelling them up to 4th place with five games to play, and a likely shot at promotion through the playoff places.

And the good news continues to roll in for the midlands side, who, in a recent study of monthly engagements of Championship clubs, sat with more than three times the number of second placed Swansea.

Their two million impressions, which are dominated by "traditional" social media users on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, sits over 1.5 million clear of the Welsh side, as per a study conducted by analytics site Blinkfire.

This is despite their engagements on TikTok sitting in 11th place for the rankings in England's second tier, over 20 times fewer than leading side Bournemouth on the short video site.

Even adding Premier League sides back into the equation, it is clear that Forest are punching well above their weight, ranking 14th out of the combined 34 sides. Impressive from a club that were in the relegation zone in the early knocking of the season.

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Their good form has not gone unnoticed, however, and plenty of clubs are sniffing around Forest's players ahead of the summer.

Youngster Brennan Johnson is one likely to leave if a suitable bid is made, while both Djed Spence and James Garner will return to their parent clubs before potentially moving on, with their stock very much raised at the City Ground.

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Ben Browning

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