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20 September 2012

Sean O’Driscoll’s side simply will not be beaten, and they will be hoping to continue their resilient streak when they visit Elland Road on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Tuesday’s trip to Palace was made all the more difficult when Adlene Guedioura was shown a straight red card, but Dexter Blackstock came off the bench to rescue an unlikely point and preserve The Reds’ unbeaten league record.

Neil Warnock’s Leeds have lost their last two after making a promising start to the campaign. They lost 3-2 to Hull in midweek after tasting defeat at Cardiff last Saturday.

Sean O’Driscoll is hopeful that Sam Hutchinson will be able to shake off the knock he picked up at Palace. He will definitely be without Adlene Guedioura, however, who begins a three-game ban.

Leeds are not reporting any fresh concerns.

Forest - 19th
Leeds – 14th  

David Prutton
 
The Hull-born midfielder began his career at The City Ground, making 143 league appearances over the course of five seasons.

On deadline day of the 2003 January transfer window, Prutton moved to Premier League Southampton for £2.5million.

He spent an eventful four years on the south coast, picking up a ten-match ban in 2004-05 after being charged with improper conduct towards officials and, a season later, breaking his metatarsal.

He re-joined The Reds on loan in January 2007 after first team opportunities had dried-up at St Mary’s. He was sent off in the play-off semi-final second leg away at Yeovil, with Colin Calderwood’s men eventually losing 5-4 on aggregate.

He then made a permanent switch to this weekend’s opponents, Leeds, where he suffered more play-off heartbreak as The Whites went down 1-0 to Doncaster in the final. His involvement in the first team declined over the following two seasons, and he left to join Colchester on loan in January 2010- a deal he went on to make permanent.

After six months in Essex, he joined Sheffield Wednesday and won promotion to the Championship in his first season.

He is currently on loan at Scunthorpe United and has made six appearances so far this season.

Forest wins over Leeds: 27 (22 League, 3 FA Cup, 2 League Cup)
Leeds wins over Forest: 28 (27 League, 1 FA Cup)
Draws: 29 (24 League)

Referee: Andy D’Urso
Assistant referees: Gary Hilton and Robert Jones
Fourth Official : Alf Greenwood

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