Forest Fans in full voice (Credit: Ritchie Sumpter Photography)

Nottingham Forest fans hope to make it into the fifth round of the FA Cup by causing a huge upset over local neighbours Leicester City.

The Reds, who have won seven of their previous 10 matches in all competitions, head into the FA Cup tie knowing they could reach the fifth round for the first time since 2013/14.

Steve Cooper’s side have already beaten a team in the higher division in this year’s competition as Lewis Grabban’s late goal knocked Arsenal out in the previous round.

This Sunday, however, they have the added dimension of an East Midlands derby when Leicester visit the City Ground.

“I don’t think there is any pressure on Forest,” said Tracey Keen, 42.

“We would love to win as the underdog and show the world what the Reds can do, but Leicester have all the pressure as they are the cup holders.

“We knocked out Arsenal and that’s good enough for me.”

“If Forest put a strong team out then I think we could nick a win,” she added.

“But if Steve rests the bulk of the usual starting team then we might struggle and lose. Hopefully we raise our game after a bad defeat and performance in our last match against Swansea City.”

That is a similar viewpoint shared by Greg Mitch, co-founder of the supporters’ group Forza Garibaldi.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a massive game,“ he said.

“Progressing to the fifth round would be huge as we haven’t done it in a very long time. It is a lot bigger game for them and their fans, but it’s certainly one to look forward to.

“Anytime the City Ground is sold out with a big away following, with potential for a Cup upset, the supporters will be there and well up for it.”

He added: “It’s no secret that our biggest rivals, as long as they remain around, will be Derby County.

“We played them two weeks ago and it was amazing. Leicester are stuck in the middle between us and Coventry, but they are in a higher division so it’s bigger for them.

“I grew up on the border of Leicestershire and what a lot of people forget is that Leicester teams do not have a lot around them.

“They are always lively and enjoyable meetings when we play them.”

Michaela Wilkinson, however, believes there is some pressure on Forest.

“I think there is a fair amount of pressure on both Forest and Leicester, the 45-year-old said.

“We are both local rivals in a sense so it would be amazing to beat them and also because of their position being in the Premier League.

“I’m sure they would hate us to beat them, so I would think they have more pressure as they have more at stake if they lose.”