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Free kick awarded for a foul by Adlene Guedioura on Marvin Bartley. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Joel Lynch challenges Charlie Austin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Austin goes off and Zavon Hines comes on. Ross Wallace takes a shot.
Marvin Bartley produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Effort on goal by Paul Anderson from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay by Marvin Bartley results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Andy Reid.
Andy Reid joins the action as a substitute, replacing Brendan Moloney.
Jay Rodriguez concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Gunter. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.
Garath McCleary takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
Chris Gunter is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Marvin Bartley on for Josh McQuoid.
Dexter Blackstock challenges Chris McCann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Duff.
Unfair challenge on Dexter Blackstock by David Edgar results in a free kick. Garath McCleary delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Michael Duff.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kieran Trippier by Paul Anderson. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Kieran Trippier, Jay Rodriguez grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Nottm Forest 0-2 Burnley.Assist on the goal came from Kieran Trippier.
Garath McCleary delivers the ball.
Foul by Jay Rodriguez on Joel Lynch, free kick awarded. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
Dexter Blackstock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lewis McGugan. (Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Marcus Tudgay coming on for Ishmael Miller.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Mee by Garath McCleary. Penalty missed wide right by Jay Rodriguez.
Adlene Guedioura gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Wallace. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ross Wallace.
Foul by Guy Moussi on Chris McCann, free kick awarded. Chris McCann takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jay Rodriguez, Joel Lynch gets a block in. Corner taken by Ross Wallace.
Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, save by Lee Camp.
Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, clearance made by Joel Lynch.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Lynch on Chris McCann. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ross Wallace from left wing, Joel Lynch makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, save made by Lee Grant.
Outswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line, clearance by Michael Duff.
The ball is swung over by Lewis McGugan, blocked by David Edgar.
Foul by Jamaal Lascelles on Charlie Austin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Mee.
Dean Marney concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis McGugan. Lewis McGugan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, David Edgar makes a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Charlie Austin. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Anderson on Kieran Trippier. Indirect free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.
The ball is crossed by Garath McCleary, save by Lee Grant.
Joel Lynch challenges Charlie Austin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran Trippier takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Lewis McGugan, Jamaal Lascelles produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Paul Anderson, blocked by Michael Duff.
The ball is crossed by Chris McCann, Lee Camp makes a save.
Ross Wallace takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Ishmael Miller.
The ball is crossed by Josh McQuoid, Guy Moussi gets a block in.
Ross Wallace joins the action as a substitute, replacing Keith Treacy.
Shot from 20 yards by Adlene Guedioura. Save made by Lee Grant.
Shot by Keith Treacy. Save by Lee Camp.
Centre by Kieran Trippier, Chris Gunter makes a clearance.
Lewis McGugan takes the outswinging corner, Ishmael Miller produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Garath McCleary delivers the ball, Chris McCann gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duff by Ishmael Miller. Michael Duff restarts play with the free kick.
Dean Marney concedes a free kick for a foul on Guy Moussi. Free kick taken by Jamaal Lascelles.
Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line, clearance by Michael Duff.
Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Mee.
Keith Treacy takes a short corner.
Adlene Guedioura produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by Lee Grant.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lewis McGugan.
Centre by Brendan Moloney.
Corner taken left-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by David Edgar.
Ishmael Miller has an effort at goal. David Edgar gets a block in.
Ishmael Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris McCann. Michael Duff takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garath McCleary by Ben Mee. Free kick crossed by Lewis McGugan, save by Lee Grant.
The ball is crossed by Kieran Trippier, Jay Rodriguez grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Nottm Forest 0-1 Burnley.Kieran Trippier provided the assist for the goal.
Forest wait on Cunningham fitness
Nottingham Forest hope to have Greg Cunningham available when they return to action against Burnley at the City Ground.
Cunningham, on loan from Manchester City, limped out of the defeat to West Ham nine days ago with a hamstring injury.
However, fellow defender Luke Chambers remains unavailable as the Reds captain completes a three-match suspension for the red card he received during the home loss to Southampton.
Ishmael Miller is pushing for a start after returning from an eight-week absence with a foot injury as a second-half substitute at Upton Park.
The versatile Chris Cohen (knee) and defenders Brendan Moloney (knee) and Wes Morgan (ankle) remain out injured.
Morgan would be unlikely to feature anyway after Forest accepted a bid for the 27-year-old from East Midlands rivals Leicester.
Ross Wallace is expected to be fit for Burnley.
Wallace was replaced at half-time during the 0-0 npower Championship draw against Derby last weekend due to a back complaint.
However, the problem has cleared up, leaving the Scottish winger free to defend his place in boss Eddie Howe's line-up and meaning Millwall loanee Josh McQuoid - who replaced Wallace against the Rams - may have to wait a little longer for his full Clarets debut.
Martin Paterson and Junior Stanislas remain on the sidelines due to hamstring injuries, although young striker Danny Ings could contest a place on the bench having impressed for the reserves on his return from a knee injury.
Burnley brushed Forest aside 5-1 earlier in the season as Steve McClaren's brief tenure in charge of the Reds moved towards its conclusion, but assistant manager Jason Tindall believes they will face a wholly different challenge against Steve Cotterill's side.
"Scoring the goals we scored was great, but it's certainly not going to be that kind of game going to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night," he said. "They've got a different manager and obviously a different team will be selected."
Rodriguez brace sees Burnley home
Jay Rodriguez scored twice to heap further misery on his former manager Steve Cotterill as Burnley triumphed 2-0 at Nottingham Forest on a freezing night at the City Ground.
The Clarets striker, who was handed professional terms at Turf Moor under the now Forest boss, condemned the East Midlands side to a sixth consecutive league defeat with a headed goal in each half.
Rodriguez only denied himself a hat-trick by misfiring from the penalty spot when Ben Mee fouled Garath McCleary 10 minutes after the interval.
Forest have now failed to score on their own turf since victory over Ipswich on November 19, and enter February second-bottom of the npower Championship league table.
Cotterill handed 18-year-old defender Jamaal Lescelles his first start for Forest in the wake of Wes Morgan's departure to Leicester, and installed Adlene Guedioura, signed on loan from Wolves yesterday, in midfield at the expense of Jonathan Greening.
Burnley made just a single change, Millwall loanee Josh McQuoid handed his full debut, to leave Ross Wallace consigned to the bench.
The away side threw down the gauntlet with only three minutes played, Rodriguez marching into the six-yard box to head home Kieran Trippier's pinpoint cross with relative ease.
It was the 22-year-old's 15th goal in all competitions this term.
Their assignment to avoid a sixth consecutive league defeat now confirmed, Forest responded brightly to the early setback in an otherwise uneventful half.
Ishmael Miller danced on to a promising through ball to give Lee Grant food for thought, but his dragged shot was cleared by David Edgar.
Guedioura ignited sparks of Premier League quality in the Reds midfield, combining well with Lewis McGugan and McCleary to harass the Clarets backline.
But for all their invention, the end product was sorely lacking, Guedioura clipping tamely into Grant's arms and fellow debutant Lascelles nodding wide from McGugan's corner, when from both positions it had been easier to score.
Wallace made an unexpected entrance on the half-hour mark as Keith Treacy was withdrawn after showing signs of discomfort on his raids down the left wing.
The diminutive Scot provided a new creative outlet for the visitors before the break, twice feeding Charlie Austin, who was denied any sight on goal by the close attention of the Forest defence.
A cagey start to the second half preceded a golden opportunity for the Clarets.
With 56 minutes on the clock, McCleary hustled into the box only to be felled by Mee. Rodriguez stepped up to take the resulting penalty, but instead skied high into the visiting crowd to present Forest some hope of entering the contest.
But it was not a gift, instead a sign of worse to come for Cotterill's men.
In what was almost a carbon copy of his opening salvo, Rodriguez was once again the recipient of a canny cross from Trippier, directing the ball beyond a flailing Lee Camp to double the advantage.
Deflated and disheartened, Forest failed to produce a meaningful response as time slipped away at the City Ground.
Eddie Howe's side, though, pushed on in search of a third goal to consolidate an eighth league victory in 11 outings, Marvin Bartley drilling agonisingly wide of the target as full-time approached.
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