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4 April 2013

Nottingham Forest could make it ten matches unbeaten with a positive result over Blackpool at The City Ground on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Paul Ince’s relegation-threatened Tangerines have struggled badly so far this season but will no doubt provide tricky opposition as The Reds look to cement their place in the npower Championship playoff positions.

Adlene Guedioura and Sam Hutchinson are both doubtful after missing Forest’s trip to Burnley on Monday. Davies has no other fresh concerns.
 
Experienced midfielder Barry Ferguson will be missing for the visitors after being sent off in Blackpool’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Monday.

Forest - 19th
Blackpool – 5th

Russell Hoult

The well-travelled stopper spent time on loan with us from West Bromwich Albion in 2005, keeping three clean sheets in eight appearances.
 
He began his career at Leicester City, from where he joined this weekend’s opponents, Blackpool, on loan in 1992. He didn’t make a first team appearance at Bloomfield Road and it wasn’t until a permanent move to Derby that his career really took off.
 
A six-year spell at West Brom saw him make more appearances than he did for any other club – a list which includes the likes of Stoke, Portsmouth, Notts County and Darlington.
 
Now 40, Hoult has spent time coaching at Hereford United.

Forest wins over Blackpool: 29 (League)
Blackpool wins over Forest: 26 (24 League, 2 Cup)
Draws: 24 (League)

Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistants: Gavin Muge and Timothy Wood
Fourth Official: Robert Ellis

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