Derby County host Nottingham Forest this weekend as the local rivals both battle for promotion into the Premier League.
Nottingham Forest travel to Sheffield United this weekend with a place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup up for grabs.
Nottingham Forest came from two goals down to beat Watford 4-2 last night, in a sensational second half comeback at the City Ground.
Stuart Pearce officially takes up his post as manager of Nottingham Forest today. Pearce replaces Billy Davies, whose second spell in charge came to an end in March.
Forest finished last season in 11th position in the Championship, seven points off the play-off places.
In the Championship, Former England managers Steve McClaren and Stuart Pearce will go head-to-head when Derby County host Nottingham Forest on 17th January.
Nottingham Forest have signed Dutch striker Lars Veldwijk from Excelsior, for an undisclosed fee.
The 22-year-old has signed a three-year deal at the city ground, after scoring 34 goals in just 42 games last season, as Excelsior were promoted into the top division.
Jonathan Greening has issued the following statement to supporters after coming to the end of his Nottingham Forest contract.
"I would like to thank the supporters for the backing they gave me over the course of three very enjoyable years at The City Ground. I will look back fondly on my time at Forest and I truly hope the club achieves its dream of promotion to the Premier League as soon as possible.
It is my intention to continue playing for at least another season as I feel fit and capable of making a positive contribution to a team.
I wish everyone connected with Forest the very best for the future."
Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock has been hit with a suspended three-month ban and fined £60,000 after admitting breaking the Football Association's betting rules.
The FA has imposed the ban on Blackstock, who is currently recovering from a serious knee injury sustained during a loan spell at Leeds in December, after last month charging the 27-year-old with multiple breaches of conduct.
Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock has been charged in relation to breaking the Football Association's betting rules.
Blackstock, currently recovering from a serious knee injury sustained during a loan spell at Leeds in December, has been accused of multiple breaches of conduct and has six days in which to respond to the charge.
An FA statement said: "Nottingham Forest's Dexter Blackstock has been charged with multiple breaches of FA Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to betting.
"Blackstock has until Monday 28 April 2014 to respond to the charge."
Blackstock, who signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract at the City Ground last season, last played for Forest in October and later that month he was sent out on loan to Sky Bet Championship rivals Leeds.
After four appearances for the Yorkshire club, the 27-year-old suffered a season-ending knee injury in training ahead of Leeds' league game against Blackburn.
He is not expected to play again until next season, when Stuart Pearce will have begun his tenure as Forest manager.
Facts about Stuart Pearce at Nottingham Forest:
Joined as a player on June 3 1985 and left on August 1 1997.
He signed for a fee of £200,000.
He scored 63 league goals, 9 FA Cup goals and 10 league cup goals.
He made 523 appearances in all competitions for the club.
He captained at Forest.
I am absolutely thrilled to confirm Stuart Pearce will become our manager on 1 July. Welcome home . #nffc