Nottingham Forest | Forest v Pirates: Preview
UK time is: 23:54:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Nottingham Forest vs. Bristol Rovers

City Ground

April 8, 2008

7.45pm

Forest v Pirates: Preview

Forest entertain Bristol Rovers at the City Ground on Tuesday night, for the first time since 1991. The Pirates gained promotion last year to League 1 and after a decent start have faltered of late. They currently sit in 17th place, just 4 points above the drop zone, but do have 3 games in hand of their rivals.

Paul Trollope will be hoping his side can end a barren run of 3 games without a goal. They haven't scored since their 2-2 draw with Swansea. Highlight of the season for the Pirates will be reaching the quarter finals of the FA Cup, where they were beaten 5-1 by West Brom.

Forest on the other hand will be looking to make it 3 out of 3 with a another win, in a bid to continue our quest for promotion. Also playing on Tuesday night are Swansea and Carlisle, in a game that could once and for all decide our automatic promotion fate.

Vital Quotes:

Nottingham Forest Team News:

Selection problems for CC will be whether he plays fit again Tyson instead of the impressive McCleary and does he risk Bennett, who left the pitch with a strained hamstring. Davies is still out, but James Perch is available after finishing his suspension as well as recovering from injury.

Player to watch: Garath McCleary

The home fans got their first proper look at the former Bromley hit man on Saturday and he even won the Vital Forest Man of the Match. He followed up his match winning performance at Carlisle with another fine display against Cheltenham.

Bristol Rovers Team News:

Loan signings Wayne Andrews (knee) and Jeff Hughes (ankle) will definitely miss the game.

Player to watch: Rickie Lambert

The former Rochdale, Stockport and Blackpool striker is having a great season so far and has bagged 16 goals in all competitions.

Match Facts & Stats

The two sides have met a total of 19 times. The Reds have won 9, drawn 4 and lost 6. Earlier this season we pulled back a 2 goal deficit, to earn a 2-2 draw at the Memorial Stadium.

Match Prediction:

2-0 to the good guys. For the first time this season we win 3 in a row.

Next Fixtures:

FL1. Tranmere (a). April 12, 2008. KO 3pm.


The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 7 2008

Time: 3:26PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
We need to win this one, to just about cement the play off spot!
Our Kids Dad
Report Abuse
07/04/2008 15:29:00

Will Be A Tough Match ?For You, Rovers Are Better Than Their Lowly Position..!
horseworrier
Report Abuse
08/04/2008 18:09:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Brazil On Positive Forest Contact Talks (Friday February 24 2017)

Assombalonga Ready For Wigan Battle (Friday February 24 2017)

Brazil Confident Ahead Of Wigan (Friday February 24 2017)

TV Figures So Far In 2016/17 (Thursday February 23 2017)

Match Day Officials v Wigan (25/2/17) (Thursday February 23 2017)

Worrall Talks Future & Wigan (Thursday February 23 2017)

Forest After Sutton Cup Hero? (Thursday February 23 2017)

Cohen Hopeful Of Wigan Involvement (Wednesday February 22 2017)

Coach Targeted By Wales (Wednesday February 22 2017)

Archived Nottingham Forest Articles

List All Vital Forest Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Ipswich 18 6 6 6 0 24
15. Q.P.R. 18 6 5 7 -7 23
16. Brentford 18 6 4 8 3 22
17. Forest 18 6 4 8 0 22
18. Barnsley 18 6 4 8 0 22
19. Burton 18 4 7 7 -5 19
20. Blackburn 17 5 3 9 -7 18

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Blues victorious in West Midlands derby
Birmingham : 24/02/2017 22:13:01
Wolves : 24/02/2017 21:55:00
Blackburn : 24/02/2017 21:54:00
Rafa And Hughton Neck And Neck
Newcastle : 24/02/2017 21:16:01
Preston North End v QPR - Preview
Q.P.R. : 24/02/2017 21:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest
Suggested By:  
Forest win 50%
Wigan win 25%
Draw 25%