Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Forest v Yeovil Match Preview

Forest v Yeovil Match Preview

After the hectic end to the transfer window, it`s back to business for Billy Davies and his 'new look` squad as they look to continue to build upon the momentum that has seen them remain unbeaten throughout December and January.

Forest came from 0-2 down on Thursday against Watford, with goals from all 3 substitutes Simon Cox (2), Darius Henderson & Jamie Mackie - so all 3 will be eyeing a starting place.

Yeovil on the other hand are on a less confident run, currently sitting bottom of the Championship, with only 20 points from their 26 games. They have only won 1 of their last 6 Championship games, a 0-2 away win at Birmingham and lost 3-2 in their last game at Pride Park, despite leading 0-2.

The last time the 2 sides met, Yeovil humbled a somewhat complacent Forest 3-1 at Huish Park on 26th October. Ed Upson netted a brace, before former loanee Nate Chalobah pulled one back - only for Byron Webster to restore the 2 goal advantage a minute later - all before half time.

Forest will be looking to avenge that defeat and hopefully making it 13 games unbeaten in the process, consolidating their position in the top 6 and keeping pressure on the teams above them.

TEAM NEWS:

Yeovil:

Ishmail Miller, currently on loan at Yeovil from Forest, will definitely be unable to play - due to the terms of his loan & Ed Upson (who replaced him at Derby) will not feature following his deadline day move to Millwall. James Hayter is likely to deputise.

Sam Hoskins is a doubt with a groin injury, while Liam Davis and Nathan Ralph could also miss out.

Forest:

Forest remain without long term absentees Chris Cohen, Dexter Blackstock and Kelvin Wilson - other than that, the injury list has improved in recent weeks.

Henri Lansbury is eligible again after completing his 2 game suspension for accumulating 10 yellows, so he will be looking at a starting berth. Simon Cox`s brace against Watford may see him replace makeshift striker Greg Halford, but competition for places should be even more fierce.

With great thanks to the Chairman, Fawaz Al Hasawi and his backroom staff - Forest signed 5 players in the final throes of the transfer window, so it remains to be seen whether any of Danny Fox, David Vaughan, Jack Hobbs, Rafik Djebbour or Kevin Gomis will force their way into Billy Davies`s squad - but with games coming thick & fast for Forest - the manager has hinted that he will rotate his squad to keep them fresh.

The match will be referee`d by Graham Scott, who has officiated 20 games this season, dishing out 71 yellow & 10 red cards - so, you wouldn`t bet against him brandishing a card or 3. For those on suspension watch, Darius Henderson, Andy Reid & Dan Harding all have 4 yellows to their names.

These banana skin type fixtures are always tricky, as Forest will start as firm favourites by the bookies - but this takes the pressure off Yeovil. I`ll risk the nipper`s pocket money on 1-1 as Yeovil will no doubt come and park the bus, like Preston did - so it`s down to Forest to break them down.

Come On You Reds!!!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Our Kids Dad
Date:Saturday February 1 2014
Time: 11:36AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Vital View - Championship, 24th-26th February 2017

Brighton winning and Newcastle drawing saw Albion return to the top of the table. Huddersfield couldn't close the gap though. Wigan, Blackburn & Rotherham are still the bottom three.

Stats: Wigan v Nottingham Forest

All the stats from Wigan (0) vs (0) Nottingham Forest, DW Stadium, 25/2/17 Att: 11,254

Wigan v Nottingham Forest - Team Sheets

Nottingham Forest go to the DW Stadium as the visitors to Wigan for the latest Championship game.

Wigan v Forest Match Preview

Gary Brazil`s Nottingham Forest travel to the DW Stadium to face Warren Joyce's Wigan in a relegation 6 pointer!

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smith41%
Lichaj0%
Worrall0%
Fox30%
Pinillos7%
Clough0%
Vaughan0%
Osborn0%
Carayol15%
Brereton0%
Assombalonga0%
Sub - Ward0%
Sub - McCormack7%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 33 21 8 4 71 31
2 Newcastle 33 22 4 7 70 37
3 Huddersfield 33 20 5 8 65 8
4 Leeds Utd 34 19 4 11 61 12
5 Reading 34 18 6 10 60 2
6 Sheff Wed 34 17 7 10 58 9
7 Fulham 33 14 11 8 53 17
8 Preston 34 14 10 10 52 5
9 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
10 Barnsley 34 14 8 12 50 4
11 Derby County 33 13 9 11 48 6
12 Cardiff 34 13 7 14 46 -2
13 Brentford 33 12 7 14 43 2
14 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
15 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
16 Q.P.R. 34 11 7 16 40 -11
17 Aston Villa 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Forest 34 10 7 17 37 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 33 9 6 18 33 -6
22 Wigan 34 7 10 17 31 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 34 4 5 25 17 -45
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 1:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Apollyon254
2.Jimmy Gordon194
3.Pope John XXIII157
4.orbitalforest124
5.mao tse tung123
6.LyttleByLyttle113
7.Calvin Plummer104
8.AdebolaCornflakes103
9.the jock102
10.da fuq89
The Vital Football Members League