LEEDS United host Nottingham Forest at Elland Road tonight (7.45pm) with their npower Championship play-off hopes on a knife-edge.

The Whites have a five-point deficit to claw back over the last nine games of the season and a win over struggling Forest is a must for manager Neil Warnock’s side.

Since Warnock replaced Simon Grayson in the Elland Road hotseat, United have conceded only two goals in five games, the latest being Danny Collins’ last-gasp leveller for West Ham on Saturday.

That late goal cancelled out Luciano Becchio’s opener and denied United the chance to close the gap on the top-five, leaving Warnock in despair.

“Since I’ve been here we should have won four out of five,” he said.

“We dominated Southampton and should have won against West Ham.

“We’ve dominated two of the best sides in the league and got one point.

“You’ve got to win games like that. We’ve got to learn. I’ve always said we will be fortunate to get there (play-offs). You can’t throw points away, and you’ve got to learn lessons quickly.”