Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton is expecting to come up against a side with "a lot of quality" when they face Watford in the Championship this evening.

The Hornets travel to the City Ground for the first time since the 2015-16 season tonight and could climb to the top of the table if they win and Norwich City fail to get a result away at Luton.

Standing in their way are Forest, who have found life difficult so far during the current campaign, winning just three of their 14 games and sitting only one place above the relegation zone.

Speaking ahead of the match, Hughton said: “I expect a team that has a lot of quality, as did Bournemouth.

"What you are looking at is quality all over the pitch, and the same with Watford.

“They showed in their last game they have an ability to score goals. They had a change of formation, they came away from the formation that they started the season with and they can stay in games. We will expect that type of quality.

“One thing is the opposition and another is our own performance. We know that we will have to perform well to get something from the game.”