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

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, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil  
Bournemth v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddersfld v Brighton  
Wigan v Reading  
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley  
19:30
Doncaster v Derby  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR  
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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