OPINION: Midfield battle key to Forest v Derby battle Gary Rowett.'Leeds United v Birmingham City. SkyBet Championship. 13 August 2016. Picture Bruce Rollinson It’s a massive game for both side as Forest and Derby battle for the East Midlands bragging rights and a winning start for their new managers. Andy Buckley-Taylor gives us verdict on the big match. Do you remember these moments from Forest v Derby in recent years?