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Swansea City vs. Nottingham Forest

Liberty Stadium

August 18, 2007

3pm

Next Up - Swansea City

Forest travel to South Wales on Saturday for a meeting with fellow promotion hopefuls Swansea City. The good news is that now Lee Trundle has left for pastures new(Bristol City), that will be one less worry for the Reds. But new Swans boss Roberto Martinez has bought well in the summer and was quick to replace the striker with another proven goalscorer in Jason Scotland who hit 26 times for St. Johnstone last year.

Martinez has also brought in youngster Darryl Duffy from Hull City, a player with a bright future ahead of him and a one that many Forest fans thought we should have made a move for in the summer. The game is looking like a sellout according to the Swans official site and Forest will have the usual healthy following cheering them on.

It's 210 minutes and counting since the Reds scored a League goal. This game will be a good test for the strike force as they will be up against one of the sternest defences in the League, so the likes of Dobie will need their shooting boots on to get anything from the game.

Vital Quotes:

Swansea City Team News:

Swansea have a few problems in the shape of Paul Anderson, Owain Tudor Jones and Darren Way, who look unlikely to start. Alan Tate is also a doubt.

Player to watch: Jason Scotland.

Duffy will be one to watch, but Scotland is tried and tested as his 26 goals for St. Johnstone can prove. Trundle may have gone, but Scotland will be no less of a threat.

Nottingham Forest Team News:

As we know, the Reds have a long list of long term injured that includes Tyson, Breckin, McGugan, Davies and Cohen. Luke Chambers should be fit, as well as Lockwood and Perch who each picked up knocks in the midweek game at Chester.

Player to watch: Kris Commons

Forest will be relying and expecting a lot from the play maker. Kris is probably the most likely to score at present and you wouldn't bet against a set piece special from the midfielder.

Match Facts & Stats

The two sides have had a total of 50 meetings in the League, with Forest just shading it. The Reds have won 21, lost 19 and drawn 10 of the previous meetings. Last season the two matches finished with a 0-0 draw at the Liberty and a 3-1 victory at the City Ground.

Match Prediction:

Swansea 1-2 Forest.

Next Fixtures:

Forest v Leeds. August 25, 1pm.




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