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Nottingham Forest vs. Doncaster Rovers

City Ground

March 6, 2007

7.45pm

Next Up- Doncaster Rovers

Forest have every reason to go into this game on a high and full of confidence after their drubbing of Huddersfield at the weekend. The 5-1 thumping gave players and fans alike that much needed lift after a dreary couple of weeks on Trentside.

The last time these two sides met was for the final game at the ramshackled Belle Vue. The game will be remembered for a less than convincing Forest performance and a goalkeeping howler from Paul Smith, the less said about that the better. Since then, Rovers have moved into the shiny new, all singing, all dancing Keepmoat Stadium.

One thing is for certain, despite the fact that Rovers have only won one of their last six outings, they will not roll over and die as their Yorkshire counterparts did on Saturday. Donny still have promotion aspirations of their own and currently sit in tenth spot, just five points off the playoffs.

Another fine performance from the Reds will set them up nicely for League 1's game of the weekend away at Scunthorpe.

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Nottingham Forest Team News:

Forest were dealt a massive blow at the weekend with the news that influential midfielder Sammy Clingan could miss the rest of the season with a broken ankle.

Although Clingan's boots were more than adequately filled by new kid on the block Lewis McGugan, Calderwood will have something of a selection poser on his hands with the return of David Prutton. He missed the weekend game with a slight thigh strain.

Jack Lester will serve the second of a two match ban, but the Calderwood is able to recall Nathan Tyson after his three match suspension.

Player to watch: Junior Agogo

The striker is red hot at the moment. He's hit five goals in three games and seems to be finding form at the right time for Forest.

Doncaster Rovers Team News:

Rovers have been hit with the news that top scorer Paul Heffernan will miss the next six weeks with ruptured ankle ligaments. He's hit twenty goals for Donny so far and will be sorely missed.

Player to watch: Jonathan Forte

Jonathan Ronald James Forte is on his third loan spell at Rovers from Sheffield United(why don't they just sign him?) and is a winger with blistering pace.

Match Facts & Stats

There have been 21 League meetings between the sides. Forest have won 13, lost 3 and drawn 5.

Next Fixtures:

Scunthorpe United, March 10, 2007. 3pm.




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A win over Donny will be a massive boost, putting daylight between us and Bristol City. I would much rather have the points in the bag than games in hand, and trying to play catch up. The pressure may tell on Bristol if they are chasing the points. I certainly hope that proves to be the case.
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