Leeds and Nottingham Forest aim to keep hopes alive

Both sides head into the game with their eyes looking upwards in the Championship table and a win for either would keep play-off hopes alive for now.

Forest are currently nine points off the top-six with Leeds a further three points back and aining to maintain their relatively solid home form at Elland Road where Steve Evans side are unbeaten in their last five matches.

The meeting with Dougie Freedman's men comes fairly quickly on the heels of a 1-1 draw at the City Ground on December 27, after which the two Scots exchanged some barbs through the media.

That result left Leeds a point above Forest in the table but Freedman's side have continued their upward climb into 2016.

Last season's corresponding fixture, played in March 2015, ended in a goalless draw, Forest starting with the following XI:

Darlow, Lascelles, Wilson, Lichaj, Mancienne, Osborn, Lansbury, Antonio, Gardner, C Burke, Blackstock.