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Garath McCleary concedes a free kick for a foul on Cole Skuse. David James takes the indirect free kick.
Chris Cohen concedes a free kick for a foul on Brett Pitman. Free kick crossed right-footed by Brett Pitman, clearance made by Wes Morgan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David McGoldrick on Liam Fontaine. David James takes the free kick.
Lewis McGugan crosses the ball, save made by David James.
Short corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line.
Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Cole Skuse gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Damion Stewart on David McGoldrick. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.
Robert Earnshaw goes off and David McGoldrick comes on.
Garath McCleary sends in a cross.
Marlon Jackson replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
Lewis McGugan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Shot by Robert Earnshaw. Save made by David James.
The ball is crossed by Chris Gunter, save by David James.
The referee blows for offside against Brett Pitman. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
Dele Adebola comes on in place of Marcus Tudgay.
Marvin Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Lynch. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Chris Gunter, blocked by Cole Skuse. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, Damion Stewart makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line to the near post, David James makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Guy Moussi.
Ivan Sproule on for David Clarkson.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Brett Pitman. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Chambers.
Effort on goal by Albert Adomah from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Garath McCleary replaces Nathan Tyson.
Lewis McGugan concedes a free kick for a foul on Cole Skuse. David James takes the indirect free kick.
A cross is delivered by Lewis McGugan, Steven Caulker gets a block in. Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line to the near post, Damion Stewart manages to make a clearance.
Joel Lynch produces a cross, clearance by Damion Stewart. Cole Skuse fouled by Nathan Tyson, the ref awards a free kick. David James restarts play with the free kick.
Nathan Tyson sends in a cross, clearance made by Steven Caulker.
Shot from outside the box by Jamal Campbell-Ryce misses to the left of the target.
Luke Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Clarkson. Cole Skuse takes the direct free kick.
Louis Carey concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Tyson. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance by Joel Lynch.
The referee blows for offside. David James restarts play with the free kick. Jamal Campbell-Ryce fouled by Lewis McGugan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce sends in a cross.
Shot by Albert Adomah. Save made by Lee Camp.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce sends in a cross, Nathan Tyson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Cole Skuse.
Goal scored by Luke Chambers from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-0 Bristol City.Louis Carey concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis McGugan. The assist for the goal came from Chris Cohen.
Effort from 20 yards by David Clarkson. Blocked by Luke Chambers.
The ball is sent over by Lewis McGugan, blocked by Liam Fontaine. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lewis McGugan.
Nathan Tyson delivers the ball, Albert Adomah manages to make a clearance. Lewis McGugan takes a inswinging corner.
The ball is delivered by Lewis McGugan.
Nathan Tyson delivers the ball.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by David James.
The ball is crossed by Louis Carey, Header on goal by Albert Adomah from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Lewis McGugan results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Brett Pitman.
The ball is sent over by Robert Earnshaw, clearance by Cole Skuse. Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line.
The ball is sent over by Chris Gunter, Damion Stewart manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan.
Damion Stewart challenges Guy Moussi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Lewis McGugan.
Joel Lynch is caught offside. David James takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Marvin Elliott, Brett Pitman takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.
Centre by Albert Adomah, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.
Marcus Tudgay has a drilled shot. Save by David James.
Nathan Tyson concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Fontaine. Direct free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
The ball is sent over by Chris Cohen, David James makes a save.
Brett Pitman delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Elliott on Chris Cohen. Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.
Effort on goal by Brett Pitman from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
Steven Caulker concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Lynch. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robert Earnshaw, save made by David James.
The ball is swung over by Robert Earnshaw, blocked by Damion Stewart. Corner taken by Lewis McGugan played to the near post, save by David James.
The ball is crossed by Brett Pitman, Wes Morgan makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, save by Lee Camp.
Lewis McGugan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Louis Carey. Indirect free kick taken by Damion Stewart.
The referee starts the match.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Earnshaw seeks start
East Midlands derby matchwinner Robert Earnshaw is pushing for a recall to the Nottingham Forest starting line-up for the visit of Bristol City.
The Wales international came off the bench to score the only goal of the game against his former club Derby on Saturday to give Forest a first-ever victory at Pride Park and lift Billy Davies` side into the Championship play-off places.
Fellow forwards Dele Adebola and David McGoldrick and midfielders Radoslaw Majewski and Paul McKenna will also be hoping for recalls.
The game was originally scheduled for the start of December but was postponed due to the snow and freezing conditions.
Victory for Forest would see them climb a place to fifth and to within one point of second-placed Cardiff, with a game in hand.
Bristol City could have Christian Ribeiro and Jon Stead fit for the trip.
Defender Ribeiro has been nursing a knee injury while striker Stead has seen his ankle problem settle down after an injection.
Boss Keith Millen has further injury problems at the back with Louis Carey (calf), Lewin Nyatanga (Achilles), Jamie McAllister (calf), Nicky Hunt (hamstring) and James Wilson (knee) all receiving treatment.
Midfielders Danny Rose (back and hamstring), Cole Skuse and Gavin Williams (foot) are also carrying knocks.
Last season`s top scorer Nicky Maynard, who has missed the entire campaign following knee surgery in the summer, is closing in on a return and could be involved against Swansea or Preston next week.
Chambers strikes for Forest
Luke Chambers fired the only goal as Nottingham Forest secured a fourth straight win, 1-0 against Bristol City, to maintain their promotion challenge.
Defender Chambers struck with the aid of a slight deflection two minutes into the second half to ensure Billy Davies' side leapfrogged Leeds into fifth place in the table.
Forest, who have won six of their last seven league games, are still unbeaten at the City Ground this season and sit just a point behind an automatic promotion spot with a game in hand on their rivals.
City, chasing their first league win in four games, have not won away from home since early November and remain six points above the bottom three.
Forest, for whom Robert Earnshaw replaced Paul Anderson due to a hamstring strain, were denied by David James in the sixth minute.
Earnshaw clipped a 25-yard free-kick towards the bottom corner and the former England goalkeeper was forced into a sprawling save.
James was on his toes again in the 17th minute, keeping out Forest striker Marcus Tudgay's goalbound shot from outside the penalty area at full stretch.
City striker Brett Pitman headed the visitors' first chance straight at Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp a minute later, but neither side could work a clearcut opening until Albert Adomah threatened again for City 10 minutes before the break.
Louis Carey crossed and Adomah headed over the crossbar from a central position 12 yards out with only Camp to beat and the game remained goalless at half-time.
Chambers did well to block City striker Dave Clarkson's shot from outside the penalty area shortly after the restart and then popped up at the other end to give Forest a 47th-minute lead.
Forest midfielder Chris Cohen delivered a superb cross from the right into the area and Chambers despatched a 12-yard shot, with the aid of a slight deflection, into James' bottom-left corner.
City were almost back on level terms five minutes later when Camp pulled off a fine save to turn away Adomah's thunderbolt from 25 yards.
The visitors were giving as good as they got despite being a goal down and Jamal Campbell-Ryce was next to go close when his 25-yard shot fizzed the wrong side of Camp's post and Adomah wasted a golden chance soon after when blazing over the crossbar from the right side of the area.
Forest finished strongly as Earnshaw fired in a 30-yard drive that James held on to and Lewis McGugan flashed an angled drive just over the crossbar, but Chambers' fourth goal in eight matches was enough to secure all three points.
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