“I’ve never been relegated before and it’s hurting like hell at the moment"
Luke Chambers says this has been the hardest year of his career.
Town take on Birmingham on Saturday knowing that anything less than three points will see the Club drop into League One at the final whistle.
The skipper will lead from the front as usual but in his column in the matchday programme, he talks about the challenges on and off the pitch that have made it a very difficult 10 months or so.
“This is the hardest time of my career without a doubt. The reality is sinking in now of where we are and what lies ahead,” said Chambo.
“I came here seven years ago to get promoted to the Premier League. Those seven years have gone by in a blur and now - barring a massive change around - we will be in League One next season.
“I’ve never been relegated before and it’s hurting like hell at the moment.
"It’s been a tough year generally. My mum has been very ill and in and out of hospital so there are the worries that any family has in that situation. That hurts like hell as well. I guess its life.
“I had a difficult season at Forest, on and off the pitch but this past 10 months have been really tough.
“We could talk all day about the reasons why we are in the situation we are in but the simple truth is that we haven’t been good enough.”
Read more from Chambo who is as straight-talking as ever in his column in Saturday’s matchday programme.