Nottm Forest v Derby preview

Team news ahead of Wednesday night's Championship clash between Nottingham Forest and Derby County at the City Ground.

Last Updated: 28/12/10 at 15:37   

Adebola: Knee problem

Adebola: Knee problem

Dele Adebola is Nottingham Forest's main concern ahead of the visit of East Midlands rivals Derby.

The big striker is still feeling the knee problem that forced him to miss the win over his former club Crystal Palace.

Captain Paul McKenna could come back into the side after missing four matches with a groin injury. The midfielder was on the bench against Palace and the postponement of the Boxing Day trip to Middlesbrough has given him time to make a full recovery.

Striker David McGoldrick is still nursing a knee injury and will remain on the sidelines.

If Forest avoid defeat they will have gone through the whole of 2010 without losing a league game at the City Ground.

Derby captain Robbie Savage will miss the clash through suspension.

The veteran midfielder should have served his one-match ban against Doncaster on Boxing Day but that game was postponed because of power failure at Pride Park. James Bailey could come back into the team in his absence.

It is hoped Dean Leacock will be fit after a groin injury forced him off at half-time against Reading. However, fellow defenders Russell Anderson (hamstring) and Gareth Roberts (calf) remain out.

Forward Steve Davies (knee) and centre-halves Miles Addison (foot) and Jake Buxton (groin) have resumed training following spells out injured. Davies and Addison could be on the bench.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds
Middlesbro' v Millwall
N Forest v Birmingham
Watford v Ipswich
Monday, 21 April 2014
Birmingham v Blackburn  
Brighton v Blackpool  
Burnley v Wigan  
Derby v Barnsley  
Ipswich v Bournemth  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 43 -1 62
10 Blackburn 43 3 61
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Charlton 42 -24 42
21 Blackpool 43 -27 42
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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