Leeds v Nottingham Forest preview: Championship clash live on Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 01/01/18 2:00pm
Samu Saiz is expected to return to Leeds' starting line-up at home to managerless Nottingham Forest, live on Sky Sports Football from 2.30pm on New Year's Day.
The Spanish playmaker was not risked from the start as the Whites slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Birmingham on Saturday, having struggled with a calf problem, but he came on to good effect and is likely to regain his place.
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Ronaldo Vieira missed the game at St Andrew's after sustaining a knock against Burton and he will be assessed.
Boss Thomas Christiansen will hope to have Eunan O'Kane back in his squad after he also missed the trip to the Midlands.
Nottingham Forest caretaker manager Gary Brazil could bring Liam Bridcutt back into his side for the trip to the midfielder's former club.
Brazil will take charge after Mark Warburton was sacked on New Year's Eve after nine months at the helm, and could make changes after Saturday's defeat.
It is thought Bridcutt was absent from Saturday's 1-0 defeat at home to Sunderland as he is one yellow card away from a second suspension of the season.
David Vaughan replaced him against the Black Cats after returning from a knock and will hope to be involved once again, while Daryl Murphy also came back into the Reds line-up at the weekend and could keep his place.
Leeds haven't won both league matches against Forest in a single season since 1971/72 when they were managed by Don Revie.
Forest have lost their last two league games against Leeds since a run of eight without defeat between December 2012 and August 2016.
Leeds have won their last two home league matches 1-0 - they haven't won three in a row by that score since October 1980.
Forest have kept one clean sheet in their last away 19 matches in all competitions, a 1-0 win at Sunderland in September 2017.
The Whites have won each of their last six league matches played on a Monday in the month of January, most recently a 3-0 win over Rotherham in January last year.
That was a hugely frustrating defeat for Leeds against Birmingham after such a good run of form. But there will always be setbacks in the Championship and Nottingham Forest at home presents a great opportunity for them to bounce back.
Forest - who have now sacked Mark Warburton - have been on a difficult run themselves but I fancy them to earn a draw.
Prutton predicts: 1-1 with Daryl Murphy to score first (30/1 with Sky Bet)