Date:Monday February 21 2011
Tuesday night sees bottom of the table Preston North End visiting the City Ground, with what on paper looks like a monumental task in halting our 35 game unbeaten run at home in the league. But, as the game against Scunthorpe proved last week, you can take nothing for granted in this division, because any complacency or lack of preparedness will certainly be punished.
Forest bounced back from the disappointing 1-0 defeat at Scunny, with an impressive 2-1 victory over Cardiff. The win took us into 2nd place in the table and still with a game in hand on those around us.
Just like the Scunny game, the Reds' will go into this match as red hot favourites for the win. The stats and form for both teams suggest it's a home banker, but Forest will have to be up for this one, with the Lillywhites showing the first signs of improving under new boss Phil Brown. Preston go into the game on the back of 2 credible draws in their previous 2 games. They won a valuable point at QPR on Saturday and did the same the previous week against Watford. Preston are 5 points adrift at the bottom of the table and 11 points from safety. However, they still await their first win under Phil Brown.
This will be the 3rd time we've played each other this season, with Forest recording 2-1 victories in the league game and the FA Cup, both at Deepdale. The game has already been announced as a sellout, so a cracking atmosphere under the floodlights awaits.
Apart from Majewski sitting out the final game of a 3 match ban, Forest have no fresh injury concerns, other than the long term injured.
Although he didn't get on the score sheet at the weekend, he is fast becoming an integral part of the team.
Preston will leave it as late as possible to decide on Iain Hume, Paul Coutts and Chris Brown. All 3 have been struggling with injuries lately and are doubtful.
On-loan forward Leon Clarke will be available again, having had to miss the game at QPR.
He's a former target of ours and one of the classiest left backs in the Championship. He's 34 years old now, but can still cut it and gets his fair share of goals for a defender.
The 2 teams have met a total of 85 times in the league. Forest have won 27, drawn 21 and lost 37.
I think we'll just scrape a 1-0 win.
Sat, 26/2/2011. Millwall (a). KO: 3pm.
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