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22 November 2012

Nottingham Forest will be hoping to bag a second successive Championship win when they face Wolves at Molineux on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

A strong Reds following is expected for the game as Sean O’Driscoll’s men, 1-0 winners over Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, face-up to a Wolves side who have so far flattered to deceive since their relegation from the Premier League last season.

O’Driscoll hopes to have both Andy Reid and Jermaine Jenas available for the trip to the Black Country, despite both men limping out of the game against Wednesday.

Dan Harding, who has missed two games with a hamstring injury, has resumed light training this week and may be involved at the weekend.  

Wolves will have defender Christophe Berra available after the red card he picked up against Watford last weekend was rescinded.  

But they are expected to be without Razak Boukari, Georg Margreitter and Jamie O’Hara.

Forest: 19th
Wolves: 20th (Premier League - Relegated)

Dougie Freedman

The Glaswegian began his playing career at Barnet, where his excellent scoring record earned him a move to fellow-Londoners Crystal Palace in 1995.

He continued to exceed in front of goal but found first team opportunities elusive after the club’s promotion to the Premier League.  

He joined Wolves, initially on loan, in 1997 and he scored 12 league goals before joining Forest the following season.  

He spent two seasons at The City Ground before returning to Palace, racking-up over 250 games in an eight-year spell. He wrapped-up his playing career with spells at Leeds and Southend.  

A legend at Palace, he returned as manager in 2011 after spells as assistant and caretaker before leaving to replace Owen Coyle at Bolton in October.

Forest wins over Wolves: 40 (37 League, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Wolves wins over Forest: 57 (53 League, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 other.)
Draws: 24 (League)

Referee: Roger East
Assistants: Richard Kendall and Paul Graham
Fourth Official: Tim Robinson

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