Date:Friday February 18 2011
Billy Davies will be looking for a positive reaction to the disappointment of a midweek defeat, that saw the lads beaten 1-0 at Scunthorpe. The visit of Cardiff on Saturday will be a stern test of not only our promotion credentials, but also the unbeaten home record in the league, which now stands at 34 games.
With Forest sitting in 4th place on 53 points and the Bluebirds in 2nd on 55, we could leapfrog the visitors with a win. A draw wouldn't be a bad result though, as we do have a game in hand on all 3 teams above us in the table.
There's a mouthwatering game in prospect, with plenty of talent on show from the visitors. We can all think what we like about Cardiff boss Dave Jones, but he has assembled a side with alot of individual class, albeit mostly on loan. They're in 2nd place on merit and with players such as Bellamy and Ramsey in their ranks, they'll be a formidable opponent for us to take on.
Forest can take confidence from the fact that we took all 3 points in Cardiff earlier this season with a 2-0 win. Goals from McGugan and Blackstock sealed the points, but that game will be remembered as much for the result, as the season long injury sustained by Dexter Blackstock, after a poor challenge from Seyi Olofinjana.
Forest have no fresh injury concerns, just the long term injuries to Moussi and Blackstock
He's proved to have been a great signing since joining from the Wendies in January. It's not only his goalscoring that is catching the eye, but his role in laying on assists and all round play have been impressive as well.
Former Red Stephen McPhail is in contention, after recently returning from a hamstring injury.Bellamy and Emmanual-Thomas are also in line for re calls, after both were rested for their last game at Burnley.
He spent all of five minutes here on loan and although we only saw glimpses of the form he's capable of, he has the ability to turn a game in an instant.
Although we won 2-0 in Cardiff this season, you have to go all the way back to 1974 for the last time we beat the Taffs on our own turf! In 39 league meetings, Forest have won 11, drawn 10 and lost 18.
So 1974 was the last time we beat them at home? That'll be a 2-1 win for the Reds' then!
Preston (h). 22/2/2011. KO:7.45pm.
Date:Friday February 18 2011
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