Sky Sports pundit Jobi McAnuff has picked Nottingham Forest as the team that he thinks will win the Championship play-offs.

The Reds will take on Sheffield United over two legs with the first game at Bramall Lane next Saturday afternoon.

Forest have been assured of a play-off place for a few weeks now but finished the regular season with a defeat at Bournemouth and a draw at Hull.

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The Reds drew 1-1 on two occasions with the Blades in the league and that will make for two intriguing play-off contests.

McAnuff has been a regular pundit throughout the season on Sky Sports and he’s got a sneaky feeling for Forest.

He told Sky Sports: “Forest, I just have a feeling about because of how well they have done to get to this position.

“There are a lot of teams arriving in good form, though. Huddersfield have been magnificent. If I’m pushed for one then I’d back Nottingham Forest.”

The Reds will have to dust themselves down after failing in their quest to win automatic promotion.

In fairness, that was always a long shot and Forest did get the chance to rest several star players at Hull on Saturday.

McAnuff has picked Nottingham Forest but United test will be tough

Facing a Sheffield United outfit that has won three games on the spin certainly won’t be a walk in the park.

The Blades fans will make Saturday’s game hostile and Forest will have to defend for their lives at times.

Paul Heckingbottom’s team stuck four past Fulham on Saturday and that in itself offers evidence of their attacking quality.

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Forest have been fantastic for months under Steve Cooper though and they can’t be ruled out.

McAnuff has been complimentary of Forest throughout the campaign and he’s stuck to his guns ahead of the play-offs getting underway.

Reds fans will hope the pundit’s prediction is right and Forest can reach a Wembley final.

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