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Simon Cox could make his Nottingham Forest debut against the Robins.

Cox, who arrived from West Brom on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee on Tuesday, will have his fitness checked following his midweek trip to Serbia with the Republic of Ireland squad. The striker played the full 90 minutes of the goalless draw in Belgrade.

Lee Camp has also been away on international duty, playing in Northern Ireland's 3-3 draw with Finland in Belfast on Wednesday night. He is likely to replace Karl Darlow in goal after the 21-year-old made his full debut in Camp's absence as Forest won 1-0 at Fleetwood in the Capital One Cup first round on Monday night.

Manager Sean O'Driscoll has no injury concerns as summer signing Simon Gillett has recovered from the slight knock that saw him miss out at Fleetwood and the versatile Chris Cohen is training again after his long-term knee injury.

Versatile defender Sam Hutchinson could be included in the squad after joining the club on a six-month loan deal from Chelsea on Thursday afternoon.

The City line-up could include former Red Paul Anderson, who left the City Ground this summer after his contract expired.

Bristol City boss Derek McInnes is sweating on the fitness of Ryan Taylor ahead of the trip.

The striker missed the midweek Capital One Cup defeat at home to Gillingham after rolling his ankle in training.

Jon Stead and Brett Pitman are the only current options available to McInnes after failing to replace Nicky Maynard following his January move to West Ham.

Midfielder Marvin Elliott may have earned himself a starting place after grabbing a late consolation against the Gills.

Stephen Pearson is likely to make way but Yannick Bolasie also impressed from the bench giving his manager much to consider in the midfield.

Paul Anderson could face his former employers after switching to Ashton Gate in the summer.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 31 October 2014
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Saturday, 01 November 2014
12:15
Wolves v Birm'ham  
15:00
Blackburn v Reading  
Blackpool v Ipswich  
Brentford v Derby  
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Charlton v Sheff Wed  
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Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Derby 14 12 26
2 Watford 14 11 26
3 Wolves 14 6 26
4 B'mouth 14 14 24
5 M'boro 14 7 24
6 Norwich 14 10 23
7 N Forest 14 7 22
8 Blackburn 14 1 22
9 Charlton 14 1 22
10 Ipswich 14 4 21
11 Cardiff 14 1 19
12 Sheff Wed 14 0 19
13 Brentford 14 -3 19
14 Reading 14 -5 18
15 Millwall 14 -2 17
16 Rotherham 14 -3 17
17 Huddsf'ld 14 -6 17
18 Leeds 14 -4 16
19 Wigan 14 -1 15
20 Fulham 14 -6 14
21 Brighton 14 -3 13
22 Bolton 14 -11 11
23 Birm'ham 14 -16 11
24 Blackpool 14 -14 6

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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