Robbie Savage suggested on the BBC Radio 5 live 606 show last Saturday evening (February 6) that Derby County should be worried about Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Ipswich Town.
Derby have one of the strongest teams in the Championship, but their recent results have been hugely disappointing. The Rams are fifth in the league table at the moment with 51 points from 30 matches.
Sheffield Wednesday are just a point behind Derby in sixth, while Ipswich are currently seventh with 48 points.
Forest are eight points behind Wednesday in 10th place, but an unbeaten run of 13 league games has reignited their hopes of a top-six finish in the Championship this season.
Former Derby midfielder Savage believes that the Rams should be worried about the threat posed by Forest, Wednesday and Ipswich in their attempt to claim a playoff spot.
“I am worried because you are looking at Sheffield Wednesday, what a run they are on by the way,” said Savage on the BBC Radio 5 live 606 show last Saturday evening (February 6) when speaking to a Derby fan.
“People wouldn’t like to hear from an ex-Derby County captain - Forest are the ones to worry about,” added the former Wales international midfielder.
“Forest and Dougie Freedman are doing so well, so I would worry about Sheffield Wednesday in sixth, Ipswich - Mick McCarthy is a good manager - and I would worry about Forest. I would be worried, yeah."
Derby will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they will take on Milton Keynes Dons at the iPro Stadium in the Championship.