This game will be far from easy for the Terriers, who face one of the strongest squads in League One on Saturday at 3pm. Forest are currently third in the table with a very realistic chance of gaining automatic promotion.
Vital Quotes: Matt Glennon
Town’s keeper says ‘The Play-Offs are certainly not out of the question. It’s true that we are eight points off 6th position, but there are still 33 points to play for and I’ve seen it done before. I think Millwall have just won four of their last five games to rise up the table and we could easily go on a similar run, as we are a better team than Millwall. There is no reason that we can’t get into the Play-Offs.’
Nottingham Forest Team News:
Forest will be without suspended strikers Nathan Tyson, who completes a three-match ban, and Jack Lester, who begins a two-match lay-off.
But they are boosted by the return of leading 14-goal scorer Grant Holt after a one-match suspension.
He is expected to deputise for Lester in Forest’s front-line alongside in-form Junior Agogo, who has scored three goals in his last two appearances.
Player to watch: Grant Holt
Forest’s leading scorer with 14 this season is coming back into the side after a one match ban, and wil be keen to get back into the swing of things.
Huddersfield Town Team News:
Town will be without 11-goal leading scorer, Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who must serve a one-match ban but will welcome back Danny Schofield and Andy Holdsworth after suspensions.
Andy Booth looks to be fit again also.
Player to watch: Paul Hayes
Paul Hayes – The 23 year old striker had a host of clubs chasing his services last week but he opted to join Town on loan from Barnsley and is looking to kick-start his career again after spell in the cold at Oakwell. He made a reasonable debut last week against Crewe and indeed hit the post, let’s hope he can go one better this week.
Match Facts & Stats
The Reds are unbeaten in five League and Cup games at home – three of which they have won.
Town have lost only two of their last eight games, but these losses have come in their last three outings. However, Town have not been defeated on the road since the game at Yeovil Town on January 6th and they will be looking to carry the form they showed during their last three away performances into Nottingham.
The sides last met at the Galpharm Stadium in late August, with the match ending in a 1-1 draw.
The visitors opened the scoring in the first-half through midfielder Gary Holt in a scrappy fashion, but Town kept plugging away and deservedly equalised through top-scorer Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
Bookies are offering Forest win 4/6, Draw 12/5 Town win 10/3.
This looks like a home banker, especially with Taylor-Fletcher missing, but Town’s form away from home has been good and we desperately need a win to keep the glimmer of the play off dream alive. Im going for a 1-1 draw.
10/03/07 Home to Braford City – 12.00 KO