• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 30 March 2013
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: The City Ground
Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest

McGugan 81"

Lansbury 90"

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Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion

Ulloa 56"

Buckley 84"

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton and Hove Albion


Team Lineups

Nottingham Forest

12 Darlow
2 Hutchinson
32 Ward
5 Collins
8 Cohen
22 Lansbury90"
7 Guedioura
28 Majewski
11 Reid
9 Henderson
19 Cox
Substitutes
31 Evtimov
6 Moussi
10 McGugan81"
15 Halford
23 Blackstock
24 Sharp
36 Jara Reyes

Brighton and Hove Albion

16 Ankergren
14 Calderon
3 Greer
20 Upson
28 Bridge
21 David Lopez
8 Crofts
11 Orlandi
30 Buckley84"
19 Ulloa56"
25 LuaLua
Substitutes
1 Brezovan
4 Hammond
5 Dunk
15 Vicente
18 Dicker
22 Painter
33 Barker

Possession Stats

50%
50%

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Nottingham Forest

L L L D D W D W

Brighton and Hove Albion

W D W W D D L D
Head to Head
Brighton
0-0
Nottm Forest 15-Dec-2012
Nottm Forest
1-1
Brighton 24-Mar-2012
Brighton
1-0
Nottm Forest 03-Dec-2011
Brighton
0-0
Nottm Forest 22-Jan-2005
Nottm Forest
0-1
Brighton 29-Sep-2004
Brighton
1-0
Nottm Forest 15-Mar-2003



Match Preview









Forest wait on Lansbury

Henri Lansbury is an injury doubt for Nottingham Forest ahead of the visit of promotion rivals Brighton.

Lansbury is nursing shin and calf problems sustained while on international duty with the England Under-21 squad.

However, with Lewis McGugan, Guy Moussi, Jonathan Greening and Simon Gillett all pushing for starting roles against the Seagulls, manager Billy Davies will not be short of midfield options should the former Arsenal trainee miss out.

Goalkeeper Khaled Al Rashidi (back), defenders Dan Harding (calf) and Daniel Ayala (hamstring) and striker Marcus Tudgay (broken collarbone) have all resumed training after injury and are available for selection.

Davies' side are looking to secure a seventh successive win which would equal a club record set back in 1921.

Tomasz Kuszczak is fit for Brighton. The goalkeeper limped off after the 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace with a back injury but a fortnight's rest has seen him return to training.

Defender Adam El-Abd misses out through suspension again after collecting 10 yellow cards this season so the Seagulls could be unchanged following their derby win.

Inigo Calderon will keep his place at right-back in place of Bruno (calf), and Leonardo Ulloa continues in attack on his own.

Ashley Barnes is still suspended for tripping a referee and Craig Mackail-Smith (Achilles) and Will Hoskins (knee) are out for the rest of the season leaving Argentinian Ulloa as the only senior striker available to boss Gus Poyet.





Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0
8 Burton Albion 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0
10 Derby 0 0 0

Full Sky Bet Championship Table