• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Thu 30 January 2014
  • Kick-off: 19:45
  • Venue: The City Ground

Nottingham Forest vs Watford


Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Nottingham Forest

L W W D D L L W

Watford

L D W W W W W D
Head to Head
Watford
1-1
Nottm Forest 25-Aug-2013
Nottm Forest
0-3
Watford 26-Jan-2013
Watford
2-0
Nottm Forest 22-Dec-2012
Nottm Forest
1-1
Watford 11-Feb-2012
Watford
0-1
Nottm Forest 24-Sep-2011
Nottm Forest
1-0
Watford 05-Feb-2011



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Davies facing defensive dilemma

Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies will be hoping his recent defensive crisis will have eased when they entertain Watford at the City Ground.


Danny Collins and Eric Lichaj both returned for last weekend's FA Cup clash with Preston and should be available again, while Jamaal Lascelles recovered sufficiently from a knee injury to take his place on the bench for the 0-0 draw with the Sky Bet League One side.


Henri Lansbury will definitely be unavailable though as the midfielder serves the final game of a two-match ban for picking up his 10th yellow card of the season during the 4-1 win against Blackburn.


Long-term absentees Chris Cohen (knee), Dexter Blackstock (also knee) and Kelvin Wilson (back) remain sidelined.


Watford boss Giuseppe Sannino could also have a number of potential selection headaches.


Lewis McGugan (thigh) and Iriney (groin) both missed the weekend FA Cup defeat at Manchester City and remain doubtful.


Tommie Hoban returned to the bench at the Etihad Stadium following a long-standing ankle injury and could be involved, while Arsenal loanee Hector Bellerin is definitely available after being cup-tied for that clash.


Former Milan and Genoa midfielder Alexander Merkel could make only his second start for the Hornets after seeing red on his debut against Reading more than two weeks ago.



Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Huddersfield 10 5 22
2 Norwich 9 6 20
3 Brighton 10 6 18
4 Brentford 10 9 17
5 Bristol City 10 6 17
6 Birmingham 10 4 17
7 Sheff Wed 10 0 17
8 Reading 10 -3 17
9 Newcastle 9 10 16
10 Barnsley 10 6 16

Full Sky Bet Championship Table