Nottingham Forest must look to stop goal-ace Becchio
NOTTINGHAM Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll will be well aware that if his side can stop Luciano Becchio from playing at his very best then the Reds will be half way to achieving their aim of gaining three points today.
The Argentinian has been in red-hot form in front of goal for Leeds United in the Championship this season and has a tally of 17 goals in all competitions so far as 2012 draws to a close.
Most recently, the talented forward bagged a fine double as Neil Warnock's side saw off promotion-chasing Middlesbrough 2-1 on Saturday.
That takes Becchio's tally in recent weeks to seven in seven league and cup games, but despite this glut of goals, his boss admits he is still keen to bring in another striker during the January transfer window.
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"I still feel we need another striker because Luciano can't play week in, week out, with so many games coming up and we need someone in case he gets injured. That has to be my priority," said Warnock.
But the former QPR and Sheffield United manager was still full of praise for his No.10 following the brace against Boro at the weekend.
He added: "Luciano's first goal was unbelievable. It was not even a half chance but a top-quality finish.
"It was the first time he had ever been on the winning side in a five-a-side game in training on Friday. He looked so lively that I said 'is there any chance you'll be like that tomorrow' – and he was!
"It was a super day for our new owners at the end of a really positive week. I have to be delighted, especially coming from behind to beat a very good side. We put our bodies on the line near the end and there were a lot of tired legs out there."
Leeds go into this busy period two points and two places off a top-six spot in the Championship.