The Reds will be looking to bounce back this weekend after tasting defeat against Wigan in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.Sean O’Driscoll’s men were at the wrong end of a 4-1 defeat but still showed signs of promise despite slumping to their first loss of a so-far impressive season.
This weekend’s opponents, Charlton Athletic, comfortably took the League One title last year, breaking the 100 points barrier in the process.
Like Forest, Chris Powell’s men are unbeaten in the league so far this season. Having recently bolstered their attacking ranks with the signing of former Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller, they are sure to provide a difficult test for The Reds.
Sean O’Driscoll has no fresh concerns, although Marcus Tudgay is still struggling with a groin problem.
Fuller could make his first Charlton appearance after being left out of last weekend’s 0-0 draw against Hull.
Forest - 19th
Charlton – 1st (League One)
Chris Bart Williams
Born in Sierra Leone, Bart-Williams grew up in London and launched his football career with Leyton Orient.
It wasn’t long before he attracted the interests of Sheffield Wednesday, who bought the English Under 21 international for a record fee of £275,000. The attacking midfielder spent four years at Hillsborough before signing for Forest for £2.5million in 1995.
He made well over 200 appearances for The Reds during a seven-year spell before financial problems arose and manager Paul Hart had to leave him out of the side.
This proved to be the catalyst for his move to our opponents, Charlton, who signed him on a two-year deal after initially taking him on loan in December 2001.
Two years later he joined Ipswich, before he saw-out his playing career abroad- first in Cyprus with APOEL Nicosia, and then with Maltese side Marsaxlokk.
Forest wins over Charlton: 12 (11 League; 1 FA Cup)
Charlton wins over Forest: 12 (11 League; 1 FA Cup)
Draws: 10 (10 League)
Referee: Graham Salisbury
Assistant Referees: Peter Gooch, Declan Ford
Fourth Official: Richard Clark