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Prutton speaks to Forest Review

26 August 2017

Former Nottingham Forest and Leeds United midfielder David Prutton is expecting a tough game between two quality sides this afternoon.

Prutton, speaking exclusively to Forest Review, says both sides should be looking at the season with optimism and be hoping to build on positive starts to the campaign.

He said: "What we have seen in the Championship is that it is as flat a race as you could probably have wished for. There isn't a Newcastle that sticks out or a Brighton that has been punching up there for the last few years.

"I see Leeds and Forest in the same boat really, whether Leeds will speculate to accumulate and go out and replace Chris Wood's goals and if Forest have had enough of treading water and give it a good go to get into the play-offs.

"Both should be looking at the season with optimism because two-thirds of the league should be doing the same thing.

"The eye-opener for me was the last game of last season when Forest played like Brazil! They knew what they needed to do, they were explosive, creative and mature.

"Elements of that team have gone, Britt being the biggest part of it, but with Mark there in charge they have a manager that can attract players and the younger element is in safe hands with the likes of Gary Brazil and Jack Lester.

"From what I have seen of Leeds this season, it will be a tough game. With the whole Chris Wood situation at the weekend, I thought they did very well with the lads that came in, the likes of Saiz and Alioski. The young lads in midfield are playing well together with the dominance of Cooper and Jansson at the back.

"I'm going to have to sit on the fence and say it will be a 2-2 draw."

Read the full interview with Prutton in today's edition of Forest Review as he looks back on his time at The City Ground and Elland Road. 

More details about the programme can be found here.


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