By Harvey Byrne
Nottingham Forest caretaker manager Gary Brazil has hailed Leeds as a “good side,” but he believes it is the right time for his side to face them.
The Midlands giants named Brazil as their temporary man in charge earlier in the month following the departure of Philippe Montanier.
The 54-year-old took charge of his first game on Saturday, leading his side to a 1-0 victory over Bristol City at the City Ground.
The win lifted Forest up to 19th place in the Championship table and despite Brazil predicting a tough game, he feels that his side are starting to hit some form.
“It is two massive football clubs that probably would not look out of place in the top league,” told Brazil to the official Forest website.
“It is always going to be a game that is well supported, the attendance should be good, Leeds are on a bit of a roll and we have hit some form – it should be a good game.
“It is a good Leeds side that has got themselves into a good place in the league. They will be hard to play against at Elland Road but it might not be such a good time to be playing Forest right now.”
Leeds are currently occupying fourth place in the English second tier after a 3-2 defeat against rivals Barnsley on Saturday evening.
The defeat marked their first in eight fixtures in all competitions and they will be keen to return to winning ways soon.
The Yorkshire giants will go into Wednesday’s encounter at Elland Road as favourites due to the sides two positions and home advantage.
A win for Leeds could see the club move up to third place with results going their way, while a defeat could see them drop down to sixth and put their play-off place at risk.
When the two sides met earlier in the campaign Forest ran out 3-1 victors with goals from Pajtim Kasami, Damien Perquis and Oliver Burke cancelling out a Kalvin Phillips effort.