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23 November 2012

Sean O’Driscoll has warned Adlene Guedioura to keep his emotions in check when he faces his former club Wolves tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

The Algerian international, who left Molineux to complete a permanent switch to The Reds during the summer after a hugely successful loan spell, has been sent-off twice this season.

And O’Driscoll does not want Guedioura’s return to the Black Country to be overshadowed by a third red card.

“Wolves gave Adlene a chance in English football and he had some good times there,” the Forest boss said.

“I’m sure he’s looking forward to going back there. I just hope he keeps his head and doesn’t let emotion run away with him. He has been sent-off twice already this season and we don’t really want a third red card.”

Wolves, who lost their grip on their Premier League status in May, have struggled to live up to their pre-season billing as promotion contenders.

Ståle Solbakken’s men have lost three of their last four games and are currently 16 in the Championship table.

O’Driscoll added: “It’s difficult for teams coming down from the Premier League because they have a massive restructuring job to do.

“At the same time, they’ve changed their manager as well.

“It’s very rare that teams in their situation hit the ground running, they need a bit of time.

“But I think they will be there or thereabouts. They will probably do some business in the January transfer window because they can and they can attract players because of the size of the club.

“You wouldn’t bet against them being in the mix at the end of the season.”

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