Date:Tuesday May 2 2006
Preston boss Billy Davies took the chance to give David Nugent a brief run-out against Leeds following a broken metatarsal in March. Back in time for the play-offs, the bad news for Leeds fans is that Davies believes the England Under-21 has had the effect of a new signing.
Davies feels North End, who lost in the play-off final last season, are once again ready for the extended season.
Davies: 'We got the great news from the specialist on Friday afternoon. We got the green light that it's now healed and it's like a new signing.
'This lad is such a threat, he's a tremendous goalscorer, a great player to have in the play-offs and we're all delighted to have him on board again.
'We're delighted to finish with three points, with the clean sheet record for the season, with six defeats out of 46 and we now look forward to the play-offs.
'I really can't explain how it feels to be in the play-offs again this season, to have that ticket again, to look below at the teams who haven't made it and we're very, very proud.
'I don't care who we're playing. We're on of four teams with a ticket that could take us to Cardiff and the Premiership and for this club to be there is tremendous.'
LUFC On This Day - December 19th (Friday December 19 2014)
Nottingham Forest v Leeds United Team News (Thursday December 18 2014)
LUFC Thompson hoping to help wake sleeping giants (Thursday December 18 2014)
LUFC Watford cup tie arranged (Thursday December 18 2014)
LUFC Mowatt Claims FL Young Player Award (Thursday December 18 2014)
LUFC Leeds confirm Thompson appointment (Thursday December 18 2014)
LUFC On This Day - December 18th (Thursday December 18 2014)
LUFC Redfearn to finally land his man (Wednesday December 17 2014)
LUFC On This Day - December 17th (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Redfearn looking forward to opportunity at Forest (Tuesday December 16 2014)
|Leeds Utd||2||-||0||Derby County|
|18. Leeds Utd||21||6||5||10||-7||23|
|Rochdale v Forest FA Cup 3rd Round Tickets!
» Forest : 19/12/2014 11:47:00
|The 12th Man - Jingle Bells To That
» Wigan : 19/12/2014 11:34:00
|Rate The Ref: Blackpool away
» Bournemouth : 19/12/2014 11:33:00
|Howe: We have a difficult festive campaign
» Bournemouth : 19/12/2014 11:04:00
|Francis: Blackpool away is a banana skin
» Bournemouth : 19/12/2014 10:58:00