Cup countdown: Clough concerned over Derby exertions

"Fitness-wise the game at Old Trafford just takes it out of us," he told BBC East Midlands after seeing his side knocked out of the League Cup at the semi-final stage.

"It's not ideal when you're playing three days later and Forest have had their feet up all week."

Kris Commons should be fit to face his former club despite sustaining a gash on his shin in the game.