Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has insisted that the trip to Nottingham Forest on New Year's Day is going to be a testing game for the Whites as the home side are still in with a chance to finish in the top six.

The Whites’ seven-game winning run came to an end on Saturday with a 2-0 defeat at home to Hull City, but they remained three points clear at the top of the Championship table.

The Yorkshire giants will be back in action on Tuesday when they will be playing Nottingham Forest at the City Ground and Gray expects another tough game.

He stressed that there are no easy games in the league and despite Forest’s scratchy form, Leeds got a taste of how tough any game can be when they had to pull out all their tricks to beat Blackburn on Boxing Day.

The former midfielder also feels Nottingham Forest’s form is not indicative of their quality and they are still in with a chance to break into the top six by the end of the season.

The Leeds legend said on LUTV: “I don’t think there are any easy games in this league.

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“The Blackburn game wasn’t easy and they are below Forest in the league.

“Nottingham Forest will be a tough game, it will be like playing against Hull City if you actually look at the league.

“They got beaten at Millwall but they are in a position where they can still be in the top six so they will be pushing as well.

“Wherever you go in this league, if you are not at the top of your game, teams are going to make it difficult for you.”

Nottingham suffered a 1-0 defeat at Millwall on Saturday and are tenth in the league table.