Steve Evans offers his opinion on Forest, raves about midfielder

Henri Lansbury

Nottingham Forest will face Leeds United at the City Ground in the Championship on Sunday.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that he is aware of the danger the Nottingham Forest players will pose this weekend.

The Whites will face Forest away from home at the City Ground in the Championship on Sunday evening.

Evans has refused to name the main dangermen of Forest and has highlighted the quality of Dougie Freedman’s side.

The Leeds boss, though, seems to rate 25-year-old midfielder Henri Lansbury highly.

Asked about Forest’s main threats, including on-loan Benfica striker Nelson Oliveira, Evans told The Yorkshire Evening Post: “There’s 10 players in red shirts and a goalkeeper who wears yellow. They’re a good side and they could have beaten MK Dons by five or six.

“I could talk about the front two, their midfield or the boy Henri Lansbury who could put the ball on a toadstool 70 yards away with one touch. “They’re gifted but we’ve got gifted players too. There’ll be a fantastic Christmas atmosphere and we want to deliver.”

Forest are in good form at the moment and will head into Sunday’s game as favourites due to home advantage.

Lansbury will be a key player for the Reds and will be looking to dominate the midfield. The former Arsenal prospect has scored two goals and created 47 chances in 18 Championship games so far this season.

The former England Under-21 international has a pass accuracy of 77% and a shot accuracy of 32%, and has won 15 headers, 11 dribbles and 36 tackles.

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