"It doesn't get much bigger than a sold out stadium against Leeds United" - Nottingham Forest skipper issues City Ground rallying cry

Leeds United visit Nottingham Forest on Saturday evening in the Championship

Saturday, 8th February 2020, 2:53 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th February 2020, 3:00 pm
Nottingham Forest captain Michael Dawson. (Getty)

Nottingham Forest captain Michael Dawson believes "it doesn't get much bigger" than a clash against Leeds United at the City Ground.

Marcelo Bielsa's side make the trip to face Forest on Saturday evening in the Championship with just four points separating the two teams in second and fourth.

Sabri Lamouchi won the division's January manager of the month award but did see his team lose at Birmingham City last weekend.

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The Whites, meanwhile, have won just two of their previous nine league outings.

Dawson believes that the Tricky Trees will need no extra motivation tonight with the Sky Sports cameras watching on.

"When you think of games under the lights at The City Ground, it doesn't get much bigger than a sold out stadium against Leeds United," he wrote in the matchday programme.

"Both teams are steeped in history, both have been out of the top flight for far too long and both are going well in the league this season.

"These are the types of matches where the noise and support from the fans can make all the difference. Look at the previous clashes where we have sold out this season; Barnsley, Derby and Wigan.

"We have picked up victories in all of those games so it shows that the support can have a really positive impact on the players and our performances."