Billy Davies returns to Nottingham Forest with unfinished business to attend to

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Davies returns to Forest 18 months after leaving the club. Photo: PA

Billy Davies is back in the npower Championship with Nottingham Forest and has vowed to take care of unfinished business.

Davies tried and ultimately failed to get the Trees promoted during his first spell in charge and left the City Ground in the summer of 2011, amid rumours of unrest between him and the club's then owners.

A crazy period followed, though, with manager after manager taking his place in the dugout, with the likes of Steve McClaren, Steve Cotterill, Sean O'Driscoll and Alex McLeish all coming and going, with the latter lasting just 40 days.

The job has come to be regarded as of the most poisoned chalices in the game but Davies, known for his passionate approach, is willing to meet it head on.

In the wake of McLeish's departure he was offered the role by chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi and said: "It is a privilege and honour to be back in charge of the Reds. As my new friend Fawaz says, I have unfinished business here at Forest and I am relishing this great opportunity to restore the club to its former glory."

Davies, a 48-year-old Scot who has not held another managerial position since leaving Forest, starts his second coming at Bristol City with his side six points shy of the play-offs.

"My tenure at the City Ground was cut short last time and I can't wait to get my boots back on and training the lads. We have a great squad and I know I can get the best from them. Coming home to the Reds is a dream come true," he said.

Elsewhere tomorrow, Cardiff head to Huddersfield with it now looking more and more likely that they are bound for the Premier League.

Malky Mackay's men have a 10-point lead at the top of the table and are showing no signs of letting up. They won 1-0 at Leeds last weekend and will be hoping for a similar outcome 20 miles along the M62.

"We've another long trip now to Huddersfield which won't be easy, but as I say, our current form away from home is very good. Hopefully we can pick up another three points on Saturday with the right performance," midfielder Craig Conway told his club's official website.

"Huddersfield gave us a tough test on the opening day of the season though, with Mark Hudson scoring the winner for us with virtually the last kick of the ball."

Leicester are currently Cardiff's closest challengers, although they only take second place on goal difference and are level with Hull. Should there be a winner in Watford against Crystal Palace tonight, the victor will move second.

"We've got great belief now," Leicester's top scorer, David Nugent, told his club's official website ahead of their trip to Peterborough.

"The last time we got to first in the league we didn't win for five or six games, but we've been in the top two for a few games now and we've done better than the last occasion. Hopefully we can stay there."

Hull have a tough-looking trip to Brighton in tomorrow's late kick-off, while sixth-placed Middlesbrough are at home to Barnsley.

Leeds manager Neil Warnock is hoping that new signing Steve Morison will be fit to face Wolves. United got the Wales striker as part of the deal that sent Luciano Becchio to Norwich, although the 29-year-old has been nursing a thigh injury.

Elsewhere tomorrow, Blackpool, who spoke to Davies but were unable to secure him, host Millwall and Bolton are at home to Burnley in a Lancashire derby. Mick McCarthy takes his Ipswich side to an improving Blackburn, Charlton are at home to Birmingham and Sheffield Wednesday meet Derby.