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14 February 2013

Billy Davies will take his seat back in The City Ground dugout when his newly-adopted Nottingham Forest side face Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

He will be looking to provoke an instant upturn in form as The Reds go in search of their first win in over a month.

Bolton haven’t found life easy since their relegation from the Premier League and they currently languish in 17th place, four points behind Forest.

Davies has a fully-fit squad to choose from, while midfield duo Mark Davies and Medo are back in contention for The Trotters.

Forest - 19th
Bolton – 18th (Premier League)

Dougie Freedman
The diminutive striker enjoyed two years at The City Ground between 1998-2000, making 83 appearances and scoring 23 goals in the process.
Now the manager of this weekend’s opponents Bolton Wanderers, the former QPR trainee cut his managerial teeth at Crystal Palace – the Club he made over 300 appearances for.
The 38 year old, who picked up two Scotland caps over the course of a 16-year playing career, also had spells at Barnet, Wolves, Leeds and Southend.

Forest wins over Bolton: 30 (23 League; 4 League Cup; 3 FA Cup)
Bolton wins over Forest: 31 (29 League; 1 League Cup; 1 FA Cup)
Draws: 22 (19 League; 3 FA Cup)

Referee: Keith Stroud
Assistant referees: Declan Ford and Grant Taylor
Fourth Official: David Benton

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