Nottingham Forest's City Ground.

Watford could go top of the Championship by beating sluggish Nottingham Forest.

The Hornets are only two points off the top spot and a win against Forest on Wednesday would take above Norwich and Bournemouth, with the Reds only two points clear of the bottom three.

Steve Shephard, Forest fan and member of the Official Nottingham Forest Supporters Club and management committee, says the atmosphere at the club is “very depressing”.

He said: “Every week I do predictions for Forest and I always predict they will win. On paper, players here like Arter and Colbeck are good.

“But it is depressing, that’s what sums it up. Hughton’s dealing with the players he’s got, and we are overstocked in some areas. So there will be business to be done.”

Mr Shephard also believes the future is bright with Alex Mighten and Will Swan, which he said are “ones for the future”.

Favourites Watford will be hoping to take all three points from City Ground, as they are currently on a five-game unbeaten streak.

Meanwhile Forest are on a three-game losing streak and sit 21st in the Championship, a position which new boss Chris Hughton will not be pleased with.

Loyal Hornets supporter Charlie Howard hopes Watford will gain “real momentum” from their next game at City Ground.

He said: “I think everyone around the club came in very optimistic. However we had a fairly rocky start struggling to click on the attacking end.

“We can hopefully start to gain some real momentum with a win against Forest tomorrow.”

Player to watch for Watford: Joao Pedro, their top scorer this season with five goals in the Championship.

Player to watch for Forest: Lyle Taylor, their top scorer respectively with four goals.

The City Ground will still not be allowing fans into the game, as all of Nottinghamshire has been placed into Tier 3 which begins when national restrictions end on 2 December.