Nottingham Forest midfielder Chris Burke is expecting Saturday’s game against Birmingham City to be a tough examination as he comes up against his former club for the first time.
The Scottish international made the switch from St Andrew’s to The City Ground in the summer and, despite their lowly league position, Burke believes the Blues will provide Forest with a tricky test.
Speaking to Forest Player, he said: "It will be a tough game, like any in the Championship. Birmingham have obviously picked up since the new manager came in and they haven't lost yet with him in charge.
"We'll be watching the videos of their games and doing our homework on them. Hopefully we can capitalise on their weaknesses and make the most of our strengths which helped us get the win at Wolves last weekend."
Forest head to Birmingham on the back of two consecutive Championship victories and Burke says he is delighted to be a part of a squad that has turned its form around in recent matches.
He said: "The mood is really upbeat in the camp and confidence is high. We've had a couple of fantastic results against Norwich and Wolves and hopefully we can continue that against Birmingham on Saturday.
"I'm thoroughly enjoying my time here. I didn't realise how big the football club was until I stepped out onto the pitch for the first time. I'm really honoured to be playing in the red jersey."