Nottingham Forest striker Simon Cox says tonight’s meeting with table-topping Leicester City is one of the season’s standout fixtures for supporters of both clubs.Two of the Sky Bet Championship’s longest unbeaten runs are in the firing line this evening as Forest aim to stretch their sequence to 14 games while The Foxes are currently 11 matches without defeat in the league.
And Cox, who has netted eight goals this season, says that the visit of Nigel Pearson’s side has provided an extra buzz in training as The Reds look to hit back following Sunday’s FA Cup with Budweiser defeat at Sheffield United.
He told Forest Player: “Leicester is one of the games you look for when the fixtures come out. The supporters always create a brilliant atmosphere and there’s no better game than facing the league leaders on your own ground.
“The most important factor is that we put in a good performance to show we’re not too disheartened by Sunday’s result. If we want to catch Leicester we’ll have to try and take points off them but I don’t think it is a game which will define our season.”
The Irishman has scored in all three games against Leicester since moving to Trentside, including the opener in our 2-0 win at The King Power Stadium in November, but is at a loss to explain why he enjoys such success when it comes to facing The Foxes.
He said: “I don’t know why it is but I always seem to bag a goal against them and long may that continue. There’s certainly no magic secret involved.
It will be a tough test because they’re a quality side but with the squad we’ve got we should push them all the way.”
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