Trevor Sinclair has backed Nottingham Forest to win the Championship play-off if they can get themselves into the end of season play-offs.

He was speaking on TalkSPORT this morning (09/02; 10:05am) about the Reds who he watched as part of the BBC Radio Five Live coverage at the weekend.

The Reds thrashed Leicester City 4-1 at the City Ground. Philip Zinckernagel, Brennan Johnson, Joe Worrall and Djed Spence all scored.

Nottingham Forest v Leicester City: The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
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Forest will return to Championship action tonight when they head to play in-form Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

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The Reds must get back to winning ways after losing to Cardiff during their last league outing, with a top-six finish still within their grasp.

Sinclair thinks Forest could be the team to beat if they can achieve their goal of reaching the Championship play-offs this season.

He told TalkSPORT (09/02; 10:05am): “Forest were absolutely unbelievable. The atmosphere was amazing. Forest were excellent. If they can get themselves in the play-off places before the end of the season I’d expect them to beat anyone in the Championship.

“They were bottom when Steve Cooper took over and I can see them going up if they get into the top six.”

Sinclair could be right but Forest have work to do

Steve Cooper has made a magnificent start to life at the City Ground but ultimately he still has work to do this season.

Forest have typically come unstuck against teams in the top half of the Championship and they need to buck that trend, starting at Blackburn tonight.

Nottingham Forest v Leicester City: The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
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The Reds have players who are capable and as proven in the FA Cup, they can defeat anyone on their day.

There is a sense that the first seven games could come back to haunt Forest. The Reds claimed just a single point from their first seven outings and since then they’ve been playing catch up.

As ever with the Championship there will be plenty of twists and turns and the challenge for the Reds is certainly to reach the play-offs.

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