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Greg Aims For Owls Start

5 December 2013

Nottingham Forest defender Greg Halford hopes his performance against Millwall has given his manager Billy Davies a selection headache ahead of Saturday’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

Halford came into the side at The Den in place of the suspended Jamaal Lascelles and says that he has worked his way back to full fitness after suffering a ‘grade one’ tear in his calf a fortnight ago.

He told Forest Player: “It was unfortunate that Jamaal was suspended but I thought I gave a good account of myself. Hopefully I did enough to give the manager a problem when he goes to select the team.

“I picked up the injury after the international break and probably rushed myself back too soon. The tear has healed now and I’m fit to play on Saturday. If I’m selected then I’ll give it my all and won’t be resting on my laurels.”

The versatile defender helped Wednesday’s city rivals Sheffield United reach the Championship playoff final in 2009 and the 28 year old says he is looking forward to his first trip to Hillsborough since departing the Steel City.

He said: “It will be the first time I’ve played against Wednesday since leaving Sheffield so I’m expecting a great reception from their fans.

“They’ll be full of confidence after a good result on Tuesday. I know their caretaker manager Stuart Gray well from my time at Portsmouth. He’ll have them fired up.

“We’re going there with the aim of picking up three points and getting a winning run going over the Christmas period.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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