Leicester City vs Forest preview..

Can anyone muster up any enthusiasm for this one?

So, Leicester are on quite rubbish form – we are worse.  Arguably a positive development for us is the suspension of Luke Chambers after his red card at the weekend (a bit mean, I know, but he could do with a break if nothing else).  The promise of a fourth round tie at home to Swindon Town awaits the victor.  I read somewhere amusing that Forest will conspire to beat Leicester purely because a home defeat to Swindon would result in the bigger embarrassment.

It feels a bit like that.

Anyway, like us, Leicester lost at the weekend – although they did score, losing 2-1 at home to Barnsley.  We, of course, rolled over and gave Southampton the freedom of the City Ground, but for a late resurgence from Lee Camp it could’ve been much worse than 3-0.  Indeed, had Southampton actually put in a proper shift it could’ve been worse too.  It doesn’t bode well.

Chambers being out at least prevents Cotterill from playing Greening and Moussi in midfield, because it’s likely the Frenchman will need to drop back to partner Joel Lynch in defence.  This might offer a way back in for George Boateng who – despite an impressive performance at Ipswich – has found himself once again on the fringes of the squad.  Maybe that other forgotten man Majewski will get a game?

I’m struggling to remember a game since the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy days that I was less enthusiastic about.  If Forest have the same attitude and endeavour as they had at the weekend then even a side on as ropey a run as Leicester will capitalise.  And frankly, it won’t be the end of the world.  I’ll be watching this one on ESPN, the idea of paying money and making an effort to watch Forest at the moment seems like an ask too far.

Prediction? I think we’ll get knocked out the cup – and I’m struggling to give much of a shit at the moment.  The lethargy, it seems, is contagious.

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