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How will Forest line up against Leeds United?

Even though it ill cost £37 to watch this game in the flesh, the game will nonetheless go ahead. Your £37 will allow you to watch a line up that may or may not look something like this.

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It's Leeds. Dirty Leeds. John McGovern's least favourite club. The club that should have thrown its medals in the bin. Dirty Leeds.

It's a fixture that still has a whiff of history about it and boasts the coming together of a very decent set of travelling fans. But it's still Leeds. Leeds managed by Steve Evans. Leeds United that revolted against Brian Clough.

Yup. We move on from the past pretty quick around here.

Anyway, even though this is essentially a clash between two mid-table teams in the second tier of English football, it is in many ways one of those big away games - a place which is 'difficult to go'. With all this in mind and coupled with an established style of play that has reaped rewards recently, any old brassneck could probably have a decent stab at guessing how Dougie Freedman will set out the salt and pepper pots for the game.

The deployment of Michael Mancienne in midfield will be tempting but then again, with Gardner, Vaughan and Tesche all available, that's one decent midfield three that should deal with most things anyway. Maybe Hobbs can have a turn at cutting the half-time oranges.

The temptation to deploy Blackstock up top will be strong - not as a result of his recent form but more due to his very decent scoring record against Leeds. Tempting...but maybe even Freedman still needs convincing about Blackstock's ability to lead the line alone. Young Oliver Burke looked a little out of sorts against Watford - maybe he'll get a run out from the bench.