Championship

May 4, 2013

Full-time

Nottm Forest

2 - 3

Leicester

Championship

11:45 +00:00, May 4, 2013

The City Ground

Referee: M Dean

Cohen in race against clock

Team Stat Comparison

Nottingham Forest Leicester City
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 8 6
Points 67 68
Goal Difference 4 23
Goals for * 1.6 1.1
Goals against * 1.2 1.1
Last 5 L-W-D-L-L L-W-W-L-D
Last 5 home L-D-D-D-W W-L-W-D-L
Last 5 away W-L-L-D-W L-W-D-D-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Nottingham Forest | Leicester City

Competition Stats

Nottingham Forest Leicester City
Goals Billy Sharp 10 David Nugent 16
Assists Andy Reid 11 Ben Marshall 8
Yellows Greg Halford 11 David Nugent 9
Reds Adlene Guedioura 2 Wes Morgan 1
Squads: Nottingham Forest | Leicester City

Next Matches

Nottingham Forest Leicester City
4/19 H: Birmingham City 4/19 H: Queens Park Rangers
4/21 A: Leeds United 4/22 A: Bolton Wanderers
4/26 A: AFC Bournemouth 4/26 A: Huddersfield Town
5/3 H: Brighton & Hove Albion 5/3 H: Doncaster Rovers

Nottingham Forest will check on Chris Cohen ahead of what could be a dramatic final game of the season against East Midlands rivals Leicester at the City Ground.

Cohen missed the 1-0 win at Millwall last weekend with a thigh strain and the versatile 26-year-old faces a race against time to be fit for Saturday lunchtime.

Full-backs Gonzalo Jara Reyes (knee) and Sam Hutchinson will definitely miss out through injury but striker Darius Henderson comes back into the reckoning after serving a three-match suspension.

Former Forest captain Wes Morgan will make his first return to the City Ground since leaving to join Leicester in January 2012.

The Reds must better Bolton's result against Blackpool to win a play-off place. Victory for Billy Davies' side combined with Crystal Palace losing to Peterborough would also seal a top-six spot irrespective of what Bolton do.

Meanwhile, Leicester must win a league game at the City Ground for the first time since 1972 and hope the Trotters do not win if they are to sneak into the play-offs.

Leicester will be at full strength for their must-win final game.

Last weekend's home defeat to Watford has left the Foxes' play-off hopes hanging by a thread.

Manager Nigel Pearson named an unchanged side for the third straight game against the Hornets but he is expected to freshen up his starting XI for Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.

Leading scorer David Nugent is a strong contender to return to the team while fellow striker Harry Kane, winger Ben Marshall, midfielder Danny Drinkwater and defenders Zak Whitbread and Liam Moore are also options for Pearson.

Former Forest captain Wes Morgan will make his first return to the City Ground since leaving to join Leicester in January 2012.

The Foxes must win a league game at the City Ground for the first time since 1972 and hope Bolton do not beat Blackpool if they are to sneak into the play-offs.