Portsmouth v Nottingham Forest preview

Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Portsmouth and Nottingham Forest at Fratton Park.

Last Updated: 29/10/10 at 13:30

Rocha: Could return for Pompey

Rocha: Could return for Pompey

Ricardo Rocha could make a surprise return to the Portsmouth side after making a quick recovery from the hamstring injury that kept him out of last week's win at Hull.

But midfielder Richard Hughes is an injury doubt after suffering a thigh strain at the KC Stadium.

Hermann Hreidarsson made his return after seven months out with an Achilles injury as a late substitute last week and should be on the bench again.

Youngster Tom Kilbey has resumed training following a long-term knee problem but will not be involved yet.

Striker Danny Webber is still building up his fitness after a cruciate injury.

Forest have Ryan Bertrand available again after the defender served a one-match ban in the win over Ipswich last time out.

If, as expected, Bertrand goes straight back into the team at left-back, Billy Davies will have to decide between Luke Chambers and Kelvin Wilson for a central defensive spot.

Wilson returned to the side last weekend as Chambers was moved across to right-back.

Davies' small squad means that forwards Nathan Tyson (knee), Garath McCleary (knee), Robert Earnshaw (calf) and Dele Adebola (back) may be required to make up the numbers once again despite carrying niggling injuries.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn  
Brighton v Blackpool  
Burnley v Wigan  
Derby v Barnsley  
Ipswich v Bournemth  
Millwall v Doncaster  
QPR v Watford  
Sheff Wed v Charlton  
Yeovil v Huddersfld  
17:15
Leeds v N Forest  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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