Reading right back Chris Gunter's not taking Nottingham Forest encounter for granted

Reading’s Chris Gunter and Fulham’s Lucas Piazon in action

The Wales international's former club lie just one point above the relegation zone.

Wales' Chris Gunter reactsWales' Chris Gunter reacts

Reading right back Chris Gunter is refusing to take the prospect of facing relegation threatened Nottingham Forest for granted ahead of their clash this weekend, as reported by Reading's official website

The Royals can mathematically secure a play-off spot this weekend if they better seventh placed Leeds United's result, with the gap between the two sides currently at six points with just three games to go as the Championship season comes to an end.

The story at Nottingham Forest couldn't be any more different, with Mark Warburton's side just one point above the drop zone, and could enter the bottom three with a defeat and if Blackburn Rovers pull something out the bag away at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

However, Gunter - who made 155 apperances for Forest - is rather wary of going back to his former club, as much as he claims to enjoy returning to The City Ground, as he believes the Reds have it in them to pull off a surprise result, with the 27-year-old of the belief that they are in a false league position.

Derby County's Alberto Bueno in action against Nottingham Forest's Chris Gunter (L)Derby County's Alberto Bueno in action against Nottingham Forest's Chris Gunter (L)

“I always enjoy going back there,” Gunter said, as reported by Reading's official website. “It was my first club where I played a lot of games consistently and really felt like an important first team player, they gave me that chance.

“You only need to look back the last couple of weeks when the beat Huddersfield to know that they are more than capable of beating a team that has been near the top of the table for the majority of the season.

“On their day they can be a very good side, they haven’t been down at the bottom of the table for the whole season and they’ve had some really good performance too. We know it won’t be an easy afternoon.”

England's Raheem Sterling in action with Wales' Chris GunterEngland's Raheem Sterling in action with Wales' Chris Gunter

The fixture between Jaap Stam's Reading and Warburton's Forest could be one for the neutral, with both teams set up to control possession and play a good brand of football, though which way it ends up remains to be seen.

Going into the match, Reading have lost the same amount of matches that Forest have won - 12 - so the odds are firmly stacked against the Trentside club, despite home advantage. 

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