Forest v Blackburn preview

22 September 2009 11:36
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers meet at the City Ground in the third round of the Carling Cup on Tuesday.[LNB] Billy Davies' Championship outfit Forest will be looking to cause a shock against their Premier League visitors, who won the League Cup in 2002, after seeing off Middlesbrough in round two.[LNB]Rovers, though, will know that the competition represents an opportunity for silverware and, after beating Gillingham last time out, manager Sam Allardyce will be eager to record a win.[LNB]As is the modern tradition, it is likely both bosses will make changes to their first-team, with league football the priority, and fringe players are set to feature.[LNB]Nathan Tyson is likely to remain in a wide role for Forest as the speedy striker has been tormenting defences in the Championship this season as a left winger.[LNB]He returned to the team against Blackpool on Saturday in that position after missing two matches due to the birth of his son.[LNB]Blackburn-born Joe Garner will return to the Forest squad against his hometown team.[LNB]RiskGarner, who began his career with the Lancashire club, was suspended for the defeat to Blackpool but will compete for a striking role along with Dele Adebola, Dexter Blackstock, Robert Earnshaw, David McGoldrick and possibly Tyson.[LNB]Paul Smith could replace Lee Camp in goal having played in previous rounds, but Radoslaw Majewski is unlikely to be risked. [LNB]It was hoped the Polish midfielder, whose extra-time goal against Middlesbrough got the Reds to this stage of the competition, might return from a knee problem against Blackpool but he suffered a slight setback on the eve of that game.[LNB]Blackburn strikers Nikola Kalinic and Benni McCarthy are likely to be given run-outs after only making the bench for the defeat at Everton.[LNB]Midfielders Steven Reid, who has only played in the last round of the cup at Gillingham so far this season, Steven Nzonzi and Brett Emerton are in contention.[LNB]Defender Gael Givet injured a knee at Goodison Park and will definitely not feature, while on-loan forward Franco Di Santo is unavailable as Chelsea do not want him to be cup-tied.[LNB]Defender Lars Jacobsen could also return after he missed the Everton defeat because his wife gave birth on Sunday.[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports