Can DJ help out the Blues?

IPSWICH Town will hope old boy David Johnson will soon end his five-match goal drought, writes Derek Davis.Johnson is currently top of Forest's – as well as the First Division's – scoring charts with 24 goals.

IPSWICH Town will hope old boy David Johnson will soon end his five-match goal drought, writes Derek Davis.

Johnson is currently top of Forest's – as well as the First Division's – scoring charts with 24 goals.

But he is in danger of losing his crown to team-mate Marlon Harewood, who took his tally for the season to 21 with a brace in Saturday's 4-3 win at Ipswich.

Johnson played well enough against Town at Portman Road but was a little overshadowed by Harewood, who did not enjoy the best of times during his six-game loan spell at Ipswich in early 1999.


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He insisted: "I don't like to think about goal droughts – I just concentrate my thoughts on the goals that I've already scored this season.

"I've gone five games without a goal but we're still winning games and that's all that matters."

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Johnson could stretch his season's tally tonight at home to Leicester City, but a couple in a winning performance against Wolves on Friday would be of greater benefit to his former club.

Nottingham Forest boss Paul Hart is facing a selection poser with Riccardo Scimeca and John Thompson vying for a midfield role.

Scimeca was forced out at Ipswich through illness with Thompson replacing him after 20 minutes.

Another former Town favourite James Scowcroft is hoping Leicester can take another step towards securing automatic promotion with a win tonight but they have doubts over striker Trevor Benjamin who has a thigh injury and midfielder Andrew Impey who is struggling with flu.

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