Nottingham Forest return to Championship action this afternoon against Luton Town at the City Ground.

It’s the only game taking place in the second-tier today. It’s being broadcast live on Sky Sports Football, with coverage getting underway at 11:30 BST.

The Reds may have dropped a place in the Sky Bet Championship table yesterday but results largely went their way overall.

Sabri Lamouchi’s men suffered late heartbreak last weekend against Reading. Ben Watson looked to have won the game for the Reds in stoppage time, before the Royals equalised immediately down the other end.

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But they are still well-placed in the league table, as teams around them again dropped points yesterday.

Leeds United blew the opportunity to return to the top of the Championship. They were beaten 1-0 by Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road, courtesy of a controversial first-half goal from Nahki Wells.

Leaders West Bromwich Albion aren’t in action until Monday evening when they host Stoke City.

That result means that Forest can move to within two points of Leeds if they are able to secure maximum points from their next two home games against Luton and Reading.

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Fulham are this weekend’s big winners as they narrowly beat Middlesbrough on Friday. They have moved up to third in the league table, above in-form Brentford who were held to a goalless draw by struggling Huddersfield Town.

 

Swansea City moved one point clear of the Reds into fifth. They came from a goal behind to beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

Ahead of today’s game the Reds find themselves sat in the play-offs on goal difference alone. That’s because Millwall also picked up another three points yesterday with a 2-0 win against Reading.

Chance

The two sides directly below them – Bristol City and Preston North End – both also picked up important home wins against Barnsley and Charlton Athletic respectively.

The most surprising result of the day came at Hillsborough. Many expected Sheffield Wednesday to start climbing in the table after beating Forest 4-0 a few weeks ago.

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However, they fell victim to a home drubbing of their own yesterday as they were beaten 5-0 by Blackburn Rovers.

These results leave the Reds sixth in the table, in the play-offs on goal difference. They have the opportunity to move to within two points of the automatic promotion places by picking up two wins in their next two games.

Lamouchi’s men will be fully focussed on today’s game. They face Luton who are currently rock bottom of the table, but know it won’t be an easy task.

That being said, it’s a game they simply have to win if they want to challenge the likes of West Brom and Leeds.

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