A home victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) would hand Billy Davies’ Nottingham Forest an impressive fifth successive win.They face a Wolves side who picked up their first victory in two and a half months at Millwall on Tuesday to put a solitary point between themselves and the drop zone.
Billy Sharp (chest infection) and Darius Henderson (knee) are both likely to continue their absence for The Reds, while Davies believes Daniel Ayala is seven-ten days away from making a return. Dan Harding (calf) and Khaled Al Rashidi (back) are both making good progress.
Wolves: 20th (Premier League - Relegated)
The striker began his career at this weekend’s opponents, Wolves, first breaking into the team after he was recalled from a successful loan spell at Clyde in 2000. He finished that season as Wolves’ top scorer with 11 goals, but found himself in and out of the first team the following season before a combination of suspension and injury ruled him out for over three months.
He returned to action with a loan spell at The City Ground but failed to score in three appearances and, after initially joining Sheffield Wednesday on loan in December 2002, he penned a permanent deal at Hillsborough the following season.
After a bright start to his Owls career, he suffered a broken leg in training which ruled him out for the majority of the 2004-05 season and effectively ended his Wednesday career.
He dropped down the leagues and had spells with Stockport, Darlington and Grimsby before dropping into non-league with AFC Telford.
The 31 year old now plays for Market Drayton Town in his home county of Shropshire.
Forest wins over Wolves: 41 (38 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: Michael Naylor
Assistants: Stebastian Stockbridge and Jason Tyas
Fourth Official: Mark Howes
Tickets for the match can be purchased in person at the Ticket Office, online at www.nffcretail.com or by calling 0871 226 1980 (calls cost 10p per minute, mobile rates may vary).
Prices for adults and seniors will rise by £2 if bought on the day of the game. Nottingham Forest politely advise supporters to purchase their tickets in advance to take advantage of the cheaper prices and to avoid matchday queues.