This Saturday, Leicester City and Nottingham Forest will battle it out for the final Championship play-off place.

Leicester City had started the season every well, with a good run of wins, which brought them up to second place, behind Cardiff. But it recent weeks, the Foxes have choked up a bit, with only two wins in 16 games. 

Despite this terrible run of form, two of their players made it in the Championship team of the year - former Manchester United goalkeeper, Kasper Schmiechel, and defender Wes Morgan. Both players have had solid seasons for City, which has led to Schmiechel being linked to a move to Real Madrid in the summer.

Leicester's opponents on Saturday, had a very different season. Nottingham Forest didn't have the best start to the year, with them not winning every many games. 

On Boxing Day 2012, their manager at the time, Sean O'Driscoll was sacked, after Forest had beaten Leeds United 4-2, which caused some controversy. They then brought in Alex McLeish, who had been promised some money to buy players in January, but his time at the City Ground didn't last long, 40 days to be precise. 

McLeish left club by mutual agreement, after he tried to sign George Boyd from Peterborough United. The transfer got as far as a medical, but the Forest owners pulled out of the deal, because they said Boyd had a problem with his eyes. 

After that, they brought in old manager Billy Davies. Under Davies, Forest have been on a very good run, a bringing them with in touching distance of the play-offs. The last couple of weeks, Forest have gone of the boil, which has set up this brilliant last game of the season clash.

Forest are currently above rivals Leicester in seventh, and are on the same number of points with Bolton who are in sixth. Leicester are two points behind them, so Leicester City need to win the match on Saturday, and then hope Blackpool beat Bolton. 

Forest only need to better Bolton’s result on the final day of the season to secure a play-off place. Even a draw will do if Bolton lose. If both Nottingham Forest and Bolton both win then Forest must win by 4 four goals than Bolton – an unlikely feat to achieve. 

It is definitely going to be a fascinating weekend in the Championship. 


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