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Cotterill: Takes charge of Forest for the first time

Cotterill: Takes charge of Forest for the first time

Steve Cotterill will take charge of Forest for the first time when Boro head to the City Ground.

Cotterill, who led Notts County to the League Two title just under 18 months ago, was confirmed as Steve McClaren's successor on Friday after a compensation package was agreed with Portsmouth and he watched from the stands as Forest lost 1-0 to Coventry the following day.

Forest picked up no fresh injury problems at the Ricoh Arena but will remain without a host of players.

Full-back Joel Lynch is still struggling with a thigh complaint and joins long-term casualties Chris Cohen, Dexter Blackstock, Garath McCleary (all knee), Paul Anderson (hamstring) and former Middlesbrough captain George Boateng (ankle) on the sidelines.

Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme will be missing from Middlesbrough's squad for their trip to Nottingham Forest.

Ikeme, on loan from Wolves, missed the 1-1 draw with Millwall on Saturday after injuring his hand in training and has not recovered in time.

Jason Steele played in place of Ikeme as Boro conceded their first goal in over 300 minutes of football against the Lions and he looks set to fill in once more.

Defender Seb Hines is back in training after being out for nearly two months with a knee problem, but he is still doubtful.

Jonathan Franks is also back in training after undergoing surgery on a dislocated shoulder but he will not be risked against Forest.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 25 April 2014
19:45
Brighton v Yeovil  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:15
Burnley v Ipswich  
15:00
Birmingham v Leeds  
Bournemth v N Forest  
Charlton v Blackburn  
Derby v Watford  
Doncaster v Reading  
Huddersfld v Leicester  
Middlesbro' v Barnsley  
QPR v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 44 37 96
2 Burnley 44 34 89
3 Derby 44 30 81
4 QPR 44 15 76
5 Wigan 43 15 70
6 Reading 44 12 67
7 Brighton 44 12 66
8 N Forest 44 7 65
9 Ipswich 44 6 65
10 Blackburn 44 5 64
11 Bournemth 44 -1 63
12 Watford 43 17 60
13 Middlesbro' 44 7 58
14 Bolton 44 -3 55
15 Sheff Wed 44 1 53
16 Leeds 44 -10 53
17 Huddersfld 44 -8 50
18 Charlton 43 -23 45
19 Doncaster 44 -28 44
20 Millwall 44 -29 44
21 Birmingham 43 -13 43
22 Blackpool 44 -27 43
23 Barnsley 44 -30 39
24 Yeovil 44 -26 37

Updated Wed, 23 Apr 2014

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