Nott'm Forest v Preston preview

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's Championship clash between Nottingham Forest and Preston at the City Ground

Last Updated: 21/02/11 at 14:03

Majewski (l): Serves final game of a three-match ban

Majewski (l): Serves final game of a three-match ban

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Boss Billy Davies will select from an unchanged squad as Forest look to strengthen their grip on second spot.

Five players remain unavailable to Davies but the Scot does have options should he wish to freshen up his team.

As usual, most of those options are in attack with Dele Adebola, David McGoldrick, Nathan Tyson and Garath McCleary in contention for recalls but defender Joel Lynch is also available.

Radoslaw Majewski completes a three-match ban while fellow midfielder Guy Moussi (thigh), forwards Robbie Findley (thigh) and Dexter Blackstock (knee) and defender Kelvin Wilson remain sidelined.

Forest will once again be defending their proud unbeaten record at the City Ground which spans 35 league games stretching back to September 2009.

Preston boss Phil Brown is boosted by the return of on-loan QPR striker Leon Clarke.

Clarke missed Saturday's 1-1 draw with Rangers at Deepdale as he was ineligible to face his parent club under the terms of his loan.

He could come straight back into the starting line-up as rock-bottom North End go in search of their first win since Brown took over last month.

Striker Iain Hume has been nursing a hamstring injury but is edging closer to full fitness and may come into contention to face Billy Davies' men.

Midfielder Paul Coutts and forward Chris Brown are also hoping to be passed fit after injury but the City Ground may come too soon for them.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 08 August 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Cardiff  
Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
Brentford v Charlton  
Brighton v Sheff Wed  
Derby v Rotherham  
Huddersfld v Bournemth  
Middlesbro' v Birmingham  
Millwall v Leeds  
N Forest v Blackpool  
Watford v Bolton  
Wigan v Reading  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Birmingham 0 0 0
2 Blackburn 0 0 0
3 Blackpool 0 0 0
4 Bolton 0 0 0
5 Bournemth 0 0 0
6 Brentford 0 0 0
7 Brighton 0 0 0
8 Cardiff 0 0 0
9 Charlton 0 0 0
10 Derby 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0
12 Huddersfld 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0
14 Leeds 0 0 0
15 Middlesbro' 0 0 0
16 Millwall 0 0 0
17 Norwich 0 0 0
18 N Forest 0 0 0
19 Reading 0 0 0
20 Rotherham 0 0 0
21 Sheff Wed 0 0 0
22 Watford 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0

Updated Mon, 14 Jul 2014

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