Sky Sports pundit and former Forest midfielder David Prutton has predicted that Derby County’s visit to the City Ground in the Championship on Saturday will end in a 2-2 draw.

Based on recent games, and the fact that the Rams are struggling to get a win anywhere at all at the moment, he believes that Aitor Karanka’s side will get a point off the team that were previously one of the favourites to earn automatic promotion.

Gary Rowett’s side haven’t won in their last six league games and despite still being in contention for a play-off spot, Bristol City are now only four points behind them in seventh.

Writing in his column on Sky Sports, he said: “Nottingham Forest would love to strike a blow to their rivals’ top-six chances, there’s no doubt about that.

“It will be more than enough to get the home fans going at the City Ground and it should be a cracking atmosphere on Sunday.

“I cannot split them at the moment, and I think it will be a draw.”

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Results have turned around massively for the Reds over the past few weeks under the Spanish manager.

At one point it had looked as though they may be pulled into a relegation battle but that now looks near on impossible with an 18 point gap between themselves and the sides at the foot of the table.

Two wins in the last three and one defeat in six has been the catalyst for Forest’s surge up the table and along with some intelligent January signings, such as Lee Tomlin, the team have begun to gel and look a threat.

In other Nottingham Forest news,  centre-forward agrees Reds exit on loan.

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