Steve Evans compares Leeds United and Nottingham Forest

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The two Championship giants clash at Elland Road Saturday.

Leeds United take on Nottingham Forest this weekend with plenty of pride on the line.

Leeds and Forest are two huge clubs who have fallen on dark times in recent years. Neither club have played in the top flight of English football for some time despite their rich history.

Both teams look like coming up short once again this year in regards to promotion, but look safe in terms of relegation - another season of mid-table obscurity beckons.

Ahead of the game Steve Evans has been speaking to BBC Radio Leeds about the tie and spoke at length about the magnitude of such a fixture. He stated:

"They're very much like Leeds United. Someone said to me who has got the better history? They'll always debates won't there. Both former England champions. Both been successful in Europe. Both have been out of the top-flight of English football for far too long, by both supporter's admissions.

"What a game to be involved in. Leeds United v Nottingham Forest. I think I read somewhere when we played Sheffield Wednesday and the great Howard Wilkinson said this should be a Premier League fixture. This is another one.

"At the end of the season there will be a number of these but the common denominator will be Leeds United."

Of course Leeds have a big task on their hands if they are to get the better of Forest at the weekend.

The Reds are on an excellent unbeaten run in the Championship and they have a slim chance of making it to the play-offs this season.

In the clash of these two big Football League giants it will be interesting to see just who will come out on top at Elland Road.

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