Watford manager Slavisa Jokanovic highlights Nottingham Forests's three biggest strengths

Watford manager Slavisa Jokanovic has praised Nottingham Forest.

Watford manager Slavisa Jokanovic has told the Watford Observer that Nottingham Forest will pose a tough test on Wednesday night.

The Hornets are pushing towards promotion back to the Premier League, and after beating Millwall 2-0 on Saturday, they are just one point behind leaders Bournemouth.

With a play-off place all but secured, Watford will at least be in the lottery for promotion come the end of the season, but a win over Nottingham Forest on Wednesday would give their hopes a real boost.

Watford will arrive at the City Ground having won seven of their last ten games, whilst Forest have gone four games without a victory, losing three times in that run.

Despite the recent poor form, Watford boss Jokanovic highlighted three key strengths of Dougie Freedman's side, pinpointing their athletic abilities.

"I have watched many of Nottingham Forest's recent games and they are very strong, fast and organised. They will not offer us a lot of space and we will have to resolve this problem."

No player typifies that suggestion more than winger Michail Antonio, who possesses a devastating combination of strength and speed.

Watford will have to try and keep Antonio quiet, though winger Modou Barrow and striker Chuba Akpom also fit that bill, giving Jokanovic a real headache defensively as he tries to nullify Forest's threats.

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