Fulham boss Jokanovic gives his verdict on Nottingham Forest's Aitor Karanka

Nottingham Forest's manager Aitor Karanka looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Hull City and Nottingham Forest at KCOM Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Hull,...

Fulham host Nottingham Forest in the Championship this weekend.

Slavisa Jokanovic, Manager of Fulham arrives for The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Fulham and Southampton at Craven Cottage on January 6, 2018 in London, England.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has described Nottingham Forest’s Aitor Karanka as a quality manager, as the two Championship sides prepare to meet at Craven Cottage this weekend, Fulhamfc.com report.

Karanka recently joined the Nottingham Forest on a two-and-a-half year deal following the departure of the seemingly popular Mark Warburton.

Nottingham Forest's manager Aitor Karanka looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Hull City and Nottingham Forest at KCOM Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Hull,...

Karanka has experience in obtaining promotion from the Championship, having guided Middlesbrough to automatic promotion before leaving the Teesside club last term, and Jokanovic has admitted he is a big fan of the Spaniard.

“He’s a quality manager, a manager who has experience of being promoted with Boro,” Jokanovic told Fulham’s official website. “He’s a great man. They’re not a team yet, they’re still building something new.”

Aitor Karanka, Manager of Middlesbrough walks off at half time during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Middlesbrough at Bet365 Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Stoke on Trent,...

Forest have made a somewhat inconsistent start under Karanka, putting on an excellent display as they defeated table-toppers Wolverhampton Wanderers - only to lose their next league game 3-0 at home to Preston North End.

Nottingham Forest had a positive transfer window, with six new arrivals, yet Karanka will be aware that it may take a few weeks for his new recruits to settle at the club.

Fulham head into the fixture as clear favourites, however, after winning their past four league games.

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