Leeds United boss Steve Evans says he was impressed by Nottingham Forest's last performance, a win over MK Dons.
Speaking at his press conference, broadcast by LUTV, Evans explained that he also saw a weakness in their display that day - but it was one that he could too apply to his Leeds United side.
Forest won that game 2-1 with goals from loanees Ryan Mendes and Nelson Oliveira proving the difference.
Evans was complimentary about Leeds' upcoming opponents. He said: "I watched them the other day when they beat Milton Keynes Dons and it was a top class performance from Dougie Freedman's side.
"They were energetic, they missed a host of chances to put the game away at 2-0, perhaps Dougie was reflecting them when MK Dons got a goal back, here we go, backs to the wall - similar to ourselves against Preston. I think if you get opportunities to kill games in the Championship you have to taken them or perhaps you can pay a price.
"Nottingham Forest survived that day and so did we against Preston."
Forest are now unbeaten in five games but their win came at a price as they suffered an injury to left-back Dani Pinillos, who tore his ACL, putting him out for the season.
Leeds are unbeaten in their last four, winning three of them, and the two sides are looking upwards heading into the festive fixtures.
Evans' Leeds are in 13th place and Forest in 15th but only one point separates the two teams heading into the Sunday 27th fixture at the City Ground.