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Leicester City confident of 'doing the business' at Nottingham Forest, says Chris Wood

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Leicester City must forget about what is happening at the Reebok Stadium and be completely focused on securing the victory against Nottingham Forest, says striker Chris Wood.

City must beat their East Midlands rivals at the City Ground – and hope Bolton fail to beat Blackpool on home soil – if they are to gatecrash the play-offs on the final day of the season.

But Wood said they cannot afford any distractions going into tomorrow's lunchtime kick-off.

In contrast to City, who have won just two of their last 16 league games, Forest have lost just two of their last 14 to march into play-off contention themselves.

They also need the victory – and hope either Bolton or Crystal Palace slip up – to finish in the top six, but Wood is confident City can overcome the odds.

"People probably don't expect us to do it, but there is always some sort of pressure on any game," he said.

"It is all about focusing on us. It is a big derby weekend for us and we want to put one over on Forest. We just have to go out and do our job.

"We know we need a bit of luck elsewhere, but that doesn't matter if we don't win. If we don't, then nothing can happen.

"We have to hope but, first and foremost, we have to do the business ourselves, that is all we can do.

"It is all about us. We need a win, there is nothing else to think about. I have seen the lads and the team and we have the ability in there.

"We just have to show it and make sure we get off to a good start.

"Things have gone against us recently but football is a funny game and you never know what it is going to throw up.

"At least we still have a chance going into the last game, we just have to make sure we get the right result."

Besides what is at stake for both sides, the game also has the added spice of being an East Midlands derby, and Wood is relishing the prospect.

"The only major derby I have experienced before was Millwall v Crystal Palace, which was a lively one," he said.

"So I will be looking forward to this one and getting right among it. I don't think form is relevant going into a derby because anything can happen.

"Players go up another level for derbies, even if they don't admit it. It will be an interesting experience for everyone.

"We have to put that form behind us. It is the last game to show what we can do, our last chance to push our case for the play-offs."

Leicester City confident of 'doing the business' at Nottingham Forest, says Chris Wood


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