It’s 5th v 4th on Saturday as Swansea City entertain the twice European Champions who have surprised some with their league positon as the season reaches the halfway stage.
But Swans boss Paulo Sousa is not one of them as he explained.
“They are one of the teams you look at from the very beginning,” said Sousa, whose footballing Swansea side will provide a very different challenge to the one Sheffield United posed in midweek.
“You can see their history is very strong and they have invested some millions in the squad. It’s a squad with a lot of pace, a lot of quality and power, too.
“They have everything you need to fight for promotion and they have a manager who has already won promotion from this league.
“They are up there with Newcastle, West Brom and Cardiff – clubs with strong squads who are investing money every year to bring in better players and fight for promotion.”
Incredibly Forest are yet to be beaten on their travels so far this season – but that is a record that Sousa is looking to take as he added “It’s remarkable, but it is possible for us to beat them because we are a good side also.”