Date:Friday December 4 2009
Leicester will be aiming to end a 38-year winless run at Nottingham Forest tomorrow afternoon, knowing that three points will stretch the gap above their East Midlands rivals.
The Foxes currently reside in third place following last weekend's disappointing draw at Scunthorpe, whilst Forest head into the game on the back of a resounding 4-1 victory over Doncaster.
Billy Davies' side are currently unbtean in ten matches in the Championship, and come up against a Leicester side also notoriously difficult to beat.
Davies spent just over £4 million on his first team squad in the summer, money which looks well spent after the Reds have recovered from a slow start to force their way into a playoff position.
Nigel Pearson's Foxes have been consistent throughout the campaign so far, surprising most with their impressive start to the season.
The last time the two sides met was in the 07/08 League Cup, when Leicester pulled off a sensational 3-2 victory after being 2-1 down with three minutes remaining.
Leicester midfielder Richie Wellens: 'This is a six-pointer. We don't want them to get the three points. We don't want to let the top two, Newcastle and West Brom, get too far away, so it is an important game for us'.
Billy Davies has Chris Cohen back after the midfielder served his one-match suspension. Cohen had established himself at left back, but the arrival of Nicky Shorey may halt his starting chances tomorrow afternoon.
Elsewhere, Guy Moussi and Nathan Tyson could make the squad after recovering from injuries.
However, Davies is unlikely to tamper with his squad too much after Forest's recent run of excellent form.
The former-Southampton striker signed for Forest for an undisclosed seven-figure sum from QPR in the summer, and has so far repaid the faith with 5 goals in 14 league appearances this season.
Blackstock has established himself as one of Billy Davies' first choice strikers this season, most recently netting the only goal in Forest's win over Newcastle.
Nigel Pearson is likely to welcome captain Matt Oakley back into the first team after the skipper sat out the draw at Scunthorpe.
Stephen Clemence has returned to light training, but is still some way off first team matters.
The midfielder has stamped his authority on the Foxes midfield this season with an array of fine performances in the middle of the park.
As Pearson's most expensive signing for the club so far, Wellens came with high expecations and has duly delivered as his performances this season have gone to show why he is one of Leicester's most important players.
- Leicester have not won at Forest for 38 years in the league - 12 league matches.
- Should Forest score tomorrow they will equal the Championship record for successive games scored in, a total which would match the 11 scored in by Sheffield United.
- Only Newcastle have won more points in their last six matches than the Foxes.
- City carry the division's fourth best away record.
This one really is serving up to be a cracker. History and form are stacked against the Foxes for this one, but the players are there for Leicester to take something away from this one. Nottingham Forest 1-1 Leicester City.
Tuesday 8th December:
Nottingham Forest: Sheffield United (A)
Leicester City: Bristol City (H)
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Date:Friday December 4 2009
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