Tom Huddlestone comments on Derby County v Nottingham Forest

James Vaughan of Sunderland has his shot on goal blocked by Tom Huddlestone of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on...

Derby County and Mark Warburton’s Nottingham Forest will face each other at the Pride Park Stadium in the Championship this weekend.

Tom Huddlestone of Derby County applauds the Derby County fans following the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Derby County at Griffin Park on September 26, 2017 in...

Derby County will return to action this weekend when they take on Nottingham Forest at home in the Championship.

The Rams will head into the match against Forest at the Pride Park Stadium on Sunday afternoon on the back of a goalless draw with Cardiff City away from home at the Cardiff City Stadium in the league.

Gary Rowett’s side are 15th in the Championship table at the moment with 13 points from 10 matches, seven points behind sixth-placed Preston North End with a game in hand.

James Vaughan of Sunderland has his shot on goal blocked by Tom Huddlestone of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on...

Derby are aiming to finish in the top six of the league table at the moment, and the fans will want the team to pick up all three points from the encounter against Forest.

The Reds are currently 13th in the standings with 15 points from 11 matches and are also aiming to clinch a playoff spot.

Ahead of the match, Derby midfielder Tom Huddlestone has said that he is well aware of who is playing well for Forest and who to look out for.

The 30-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder returned to Derby for his second spell at the Rams in the summer transfer window.

According to the Hull Daily Mail, Derby had to pay Hull City a transfer fee of £2 million in order to secure the services of Huddlestone.

Huddlestone has also revealed that a few of his family members and a lot of his friends grew up as Forest fans.

Tom Huddlestone of Derby County in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Northampton Town and Derby County at Sixfields on July 25, 2017 in Northampton, England.

“One of the guys I speak to on a regular basis, who is a die-hard Forest fan, keeps me fully up to date with who is playing well and who to look out for,” Huddlestone told Derby’s official website.

“Beating Sheffield United in their last game will give them a lot of confidence and in that sense, you could say that the international break came at the wrong time for them.

“Nevertheless, it should be a very good game. A lot of my mates are, and were, Forest fans and a few of my family members grew up as Forest fans so from a personal point of view that adds to the extra spice really.”

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