Good clean sheet n performance from the boys. Travelling fans were fantastic again think we're saving all our goals for next week #dcfc— Patrick Bamford (@Patrick_Bamford) March 15, 2014
The 20-year-old former Nottingham Forest player has been the first from the two clubs to comment on next weeks highly-anticipated match. Both Derby and Forest endured 0-0 draws on Saturday, however, it was Bamford's side that had the more to shout about.
Derby manager Steve McClaren described his team's performance against Reading as: 'Dominating a team going for the play-offs in their own stadium,' whilst it was Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov which was the more frustrated in their match with Forest, commenting: 'We created numerous chances and on another day we would have got three'
The two results have left both sides nervously looking over their shoulder, especially Nottingham Forest, who now sit in sixth position with just a point more than Brighton who have a game in hand.
Patrick Bamford will undoubtedly be under the microscope when the two-sides meet on Saturday due to his former ties with Nottingham Forest. However, his latest tweet looks like he is relishing the challenge more than anything else and will be looking to put his former side to the sword.
And after missing two good chances against Reading, the Chelsea striker will have the perfect stage to make amends on Saturday, in a game that could shape both teams end to the season.