UK time is: 14:59:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Nottingham Forest vs. Ipswich Town

City Ground

23/10/10

3pm

Forest Welcome The Tractor Boys

Former Red Roy Keane makes a welcome return to the City Ground on Saturday, when the playoff chasing tractor boys of Ipswich come to town, for game number 13 of this nPower Championship season. They've had a decent start to the campaign and currently sit just 2 points outside the playoffs spots on 18 points. That decent start though has suffered a bit of a blip of late, with only 1 win from their last 5 games and the last 2 ending in defeat.

Forest will go into the game quietly confident, following the 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough in midweek. Manager Billy Davies should hopefully recover from Viral Bronchitis in time, to take charge of the team and ensure the 13 month unbeaten home record (in the league) remains intact.

Vital Quotes:

Nottingham Forest Team News:

Forest will definitely be without on loan defender Ryan Bertrand, who serves a 1 match suspension after picking up his 5th booking in the win over 'Boro in midweek. That gives us the familiar problem of who to play at left back. Robert Earnshaw must have recovered from his thigh problem by now, after lying on the treatment table for the past 4 games. The news on Nathan Tyson wasn't so good in mid week, with the club saying he could be out for a further week. Check on Vital nearer to the game for the latest on injury news.

Player to watch: Lewis McGugan

He's on fire at the moment and bagged his 6th goal of the season with another wonder strike on Tuesday night. If he doesn't perform, then neither do the rest at present.

Ipswich Town Team News:

Goalkeeper Marton Fulop is considered doubtful. The 'keeper missed their 2-1 defeat at Watford on Tuesday with a back injury. Brian Murphy is expected to deputise again.

Player to watch: Jason Scotland

The former Swansea striker is a summer signing from Wigan. He's the club's 2nd highest scorer this campaign with 4 goals, just 1 behind midfielder David Norris.

Match Facts & Stats

In 56 meetings between the teams, Forest have won 26, drawn 13 and lost 17. Last season we managed a 3-0 win at home, with goals from Chambers, Moussi and Earnshaw and a 1-1 draw at Portman Road, thanks to a Robert Earnshaw equaliser.

Match Prediction:

Sorry folks, but it's another 1-1 draw from me.

Next Fixtures:

Portsmouth (a). Saturday, 30/10/10. KO:3pm.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 21 2010

Time: 11:38AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest v Cardiff Preview. (Saturday May 2 2015)

Mini Freedman Round Up (Friday May 1 2015)

Freedman On Cardiff Clash (Friday May 1 2015)

Early Bird - Discount Window Extended! (Wednesday April 29 2015)

Freedman On Transfer Plans (Tuesday April 28 2015)

Barrow Gets Swansea Recall (Tuesday April 28 2015)

Pearce Talks Time At Forest (Tuesday April 28 2015)

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)

1. PVH 96
2. Pope John XXIII 48
3. the jock 48
4. orbitalforest 47
5. da fuq 35
6. Jimmy Gordon 34
7. LyttleByLyttle 31
8. in_the_top_one 30
9. Calvin Plummer 29
10. Ingy 26

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 1 - 2 Cardiff
Ipswich 2 - 1 Forest
Blackburn 3 - 3 Forest
Forest 1 - 3 Watford
Forest 0 - 1 Huddersfield
Brentford 2 - 2 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Cardiff 46 16 14 16 -4 62
12. Charlton 46 14 18 14 -6 60
13. Sheff Wed 46 14 18 14 -6 60
14. Forest 46 15 14 17 2 59
15. Leeds Utd 46 15 11 20 -11 56
16. Huddersfield 45 13 15 17 -17 54
17. Fulham 46 14 10 22 -21 52

Breaking League News

Brentford 3-0 Wigan - Champ
Brentford : 04/05/2015 11:08:01
LUFC SkyBet Championship Round-Up - Final Weekend
Leeds Utd : 04/05/2015 11:05:00
Middlesbrough 0 Brighton 0 - Report
Brighton : 04/05/2015 11:03:00
Blackburn 3-2 Ipswich - Champ
Blackburn : 04/05/2015 10:48:00
Player Ratings - Derby (A)
Reading : 04/05/2015 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Norwich v Forest
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Forest win 55%
Norwich win 35%
Draw 10%