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Nottingham Forest vs. Leyton Orient

City Ground

January 12, 2008

3pm

Next Up: Leyton Orient

Former O's favourite Matty Lockwood will face his former club for the first time since joining the Reds in the summer, assuming he gets the nod over the now recovered Julian Bennett at the weekend.

Orient were the early season pace setters and now look to be recovering after suffering a drop in form prior to the festive period. Last season they just managed to stave off relegation, but some astute summer signings by Martin Ling have given the club a new lease of life. They were saved from the drop on our last visit to Brisbane Road. Despite a 3-1 victory to the Reds, other results on the day meant the O's were spared the drop. Fans will remember the end of the game when both sets of supporters applauded each other. Us because we were assured a play off place and them because they were safe. It was a sight I shall remember for a long time.

Only one point separates the teams in the league table. Forest are sitting pretty in 3rd with 41. Whilst Orient just get into the play off placings in 6th on 40. We do however have 2 games in hand on them. All 3 points will be vital for Forest if we are to maintain the pressure on league leaders Swansea and the push for promotion.

Vital Quotes:

Nottingham Forest Team News:

Junior Agogo has now joined up with his Ghana team mates for the Acon tournament and will be absent for several weeks. Tyson will be out, still nursing a hamstring injury and Kelvin Wilson will serve his one match ban for the sending off on New Year's Day. The good news is that defender Julian Bennett is back in contention. He should make the squad, but a place in the starting 11 may be too soon for him.

Player to watch: Lewis McGugan

Got the man of the match award in the 2-1 victory over Huddersfield and is in a fine run of form. He now looks to be first on the team sheet after some great displays of late.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Top scorer Adam Boyd could be missing with a knee injury. Updates to follow.

Player to watch: Wayne Gray

Gray was one of the first signings Martin Ling made in the summer to strengthen his side and he hasn't disappointed. He's forged a good partnership with Boyd up front this season and has netted 6 goals himself to add to Boyd's impressive 11.

Match Facts & Stats

The two sides have locked horns 44 times in the league. Forest have won 21, drawn 14 and lost 9. The two encounters last season saw us run out 3-1 losers at home and 3-1 winners away.

Match Prediction:

This will be a hard fought game, but hopefully ending in a 2-0 victory for us.

Next Fixtures:

Swindon Town (a). January 19. 3pm.




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