Everything you need to know ahead of the second leg
Nottingham Forest will aim to move one step closer to ending 23 years of hurt when they host Sheffield United in the second leg of the Championship play-off semi-final on Tuesday evening, boasting a 2-1 lead from the first leg.
Not since 1998-99 have Forest played Premierliga football but they will be just one game away providing they can maintain, or improve upon, die one-goal advantage they generated at Bramall Lane op Saterdag.
Jack Colback and Brennan Johnson found the net in Sheffield to dismiss the notion that Steve Cooper’s men might have lost momentum heading into the play-offs by losing and drawing their final two games of the regular season, alhoewel Sander Berge’s injury-time goal has at least given the Blades a fighting chance at the City Ground.
History is on Forest’s side – with Leeds in 2019 the only team to ever win the first leg away from home but fail to reach the final in the second-tier play-offs – although with a place at Wembley on the line, anything can happen.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Championship play-off semi-final second leg:
When is Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United?
The second leg kicks off at 7:45pm BST on Tuesday 17 Mei.
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Wat is die spannuus?
Forest are likely to stick with the same starting XI as the weekend, although Aston Villa loanee Keinan Davis making his return from injury with a 15-minute cameo off the bench in the first leg does give Steve Cooper an attacking alternative, should he want it.
Lewis Grabban is out for the rest of the season and Max Lowe, who has also been injured, is unable to face his parent club.
Sheffield United are also likely to make minimal changes to their starting XI, although George Baldock could come in at right wing-back. Veteran striker Billy Sharp is unlikely to recover from a calf injury.
Nottingham Forest XI: Samba; Worrall, kok, McKenna; Spence, Yates, Garner, Colback; Zinckernagel; Johnson, Surridge
Sheffield United XI: Foderingham; Basham, Egan, Robinson; Baldock, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; Berge; Gibbs-White, Ndiaye
Nottingham Forest 5/4
Sheffield United 23/10
Sander Berge’s late first-leg goal gave the Blades hope but Forest will have too much on home turf and reach the play-off final at a canter. Forest 3-1 Sheff Utd (agg: 5-2)