Forest face first cup final at Elland Road

BBC cameras will be there for the battle of two teams chasing a play-off spot at the very least but for whom neither manager will have given up hope of automatic promotion.

Both the Whites and the Reds have had plenty of time to reflect on away defeats at Sheffield United and Swansea City respectively as the international break has provided welcome time for a collective breather in the hectic race for the Premier League.

Billy Davies was bullish in his assessment that the two week lay-off would signal the end of his side's bad run of form as he gets Forest ready for the first of eight cup finals.