Nottingham Forest travel away to Bournemouth on Saturday for a 3pm kick-off. (Credit: James Scott)

A brace scored by Brennan Johnson saw Nottingham Forest secure bragging rights in the East Midland’s derby against Leicester City at the City Ground.

The Foxes have now lost four in a row in the Premier League.

Wales international Johnson put Forest ahead in the 56th minute collecting Gibbs-White’s excellent through ball.

The impressive opener was at first ruled by the offside flag but after a VAR review by Peter Bankes at Stockley Park – the goal was given.

Leicester defender Wout Faes was put to shame when the goal was given after heavily relying on the offside trap.

The Johnson and Gibbs-White duo were unstoppable as they combined again for The Red’s second goal in the 84th minute.

Johnson met Gibbs-White’s pinpoint pass which he then thumped into the far corner.

It was boyhood Forest fan Johnson’s fifth and sixth goals of the season.

The win lifts the home side into 13th above their Midlands rivals Leicester – who lie in 15th.

Brendan Rodgers side had little to show for themselves throughout the match with their best chances resulting from Harvey Barnes efforts.

It was a day to forget for Leicester’s Barnes as he missed the target twice after scuffing both his efforts wide.

Brendan Rodgers men sit only two points over the drop zone.

Steve Cooper’s side extended their cushion over the bottom three to five points.

What a week for The Red’s – through to the semi finals and a derby win.