Nottingham Forest - Bradford Preview
UK time is: 07:41:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Bradford City vs. Nottingham Forest

Valley Parade

February 3, 2007

3pm

Bradford Preview

The phrase 'must win game' crops up on a weekly basis at the moment, this time as Forest visit Bradford City. Despite sitting joint second in the League and three points behind leaders Scunthorpe and with a game in hand, these are jittery times for the Reds.

Forest are struggling to find some consistency and are also lacking in goals, having only scored once in the last four outings. Having missed the chance to leapfrog Oldham and Bristol City in mid week, The Reds can't afford any slip ups on Saturday. On the up side Lewis McGugan was one of the few shining lights in the Carlisle game and should be in with more than a shout in keeping his place.

The two sides met in the opening game of the season at the City Ground and saw Forest just finish 1-0 winners, even though that freak of a man Donovan Ricketts saved a Neill Harris penalty.




Vital Quotes:

Bradford City Team News:

City have been busy recruiting this week and will be boosted by the arrivals on loan of strikers Billy Paynter and Bruce Dyer as well as defender Kelly Youga.
The Reds will be happy in the knowledge that Dean Windass has departed for pastures new (Hull)and will no longer be terrorising them.

Player to watch: Billy Paynter

Bantams boss and ex Ram Colin Todd, will be pinning his hopes on new boy Billy Paynter to get the goals in the absence of Windass. The Southend striker is on loan at Valley Parade and will hope to kicks tart his career after being limited to only five starts this season for his former club.

Nottingham Forest Team News:

Colin Calderwood maybe able to call on Kris Commons again after recovering from his hamstring problems. The manager is expected to hand debuts to new signings Luke Chambers and David Prutton, who joined just before the transfer deadline.

Player to watch: David Prutton

This will be a much needed and welcome return for the prodigal son. Set to become a fans favourite once again, he will add some steel and more importantly creativity in the Forest midfield.

Match Facts & Stats

The two sides have met 39 times in the League. Forest have had much the better of things over the years with 19 wins, 11 draws and 9 defeats.

Next Fixtures:

February 10, Northampton Town. Home.




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:Friday February 2 2007

Time: 7:45PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Ha ha, another must win. Jut like next week and the week after that. We will win this one 2-0, I am sure of it.
wemaybefamousagain
Report Abuse
02/02/2007 20:06:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Freedman - We're Braced For Bids (Sunday August 30 2015)

Freedman & Vaughan On Cardiff Loss (Sunday August 30 2015)

Video - Cardiff Highlights (Sunday August 30 2015)

Stats: Forest v Cardiff City (Saturday August 29 2015)

Forest v Cardiff - Team Line Ups (Saturday August 29 2015)

Freedman - We've Had A Good Week (Friday August 28 2015)

Forest Turn Down Hammers Bid (Wednesday August 26 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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 1 - 2 Cardiff
Bolton 1 - 1 Forest
Forest 0 - 0 Charlton
Forest 2 - 1 Rotherham
Brighton 1 - 0 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Reading 5 1 3 1 1 6
14. Fulham 5 1 2 2 0 5
15. Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 -1 5
16. Forest 5 1 2 2 -1 5
17. Preston 5 1 2 2 -2 5
18. Brentford 4 1 1 2 -1 4
19. Derby County 5 0 4 1 -1 4

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Leeds Fan View v Derby County
Leeds Utd : 30/08/2015 20:29:00
Opinion: Player of the Month
Birmingham : 30/08/2015 20:11:00
Freedman - We're Braced For Bids
Forest : 30/08/2015 18:11:00
Freedman amp; Vaughan On Cardiff Loss
Forest : 30/08/2015 18:00:00
Victory Pleased Bruce
Hull City : 30/08/2015 17:45:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff MotM
Suggested By:  VitalForest
de Vries 1%
Lichaj 0%
Mills 0%
Hobbs 0%
Pinillos 0%
Mancienne 0%
Burke 0%
Ebecilio 0%
Vaughan 66%
Antonio 0%
Walker 0%
Sub:-Osborn 0%
Sub:-Blackstock 0%
Sub:-McDonagh 33%