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Lewis McGugan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Gary Woods makes a save.
Chris Cohen challenges James Coppinger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mustapha Dumbuya takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Garath McCleary, save by Gary Woods.
The ball is crossed by Chris Cohen, save made by Gary Woods.
Garath McCleary takes a shot. George Friend gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen, clearance made by George Friend.
Corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line.
Booking for Wes Morgan. Wes Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger. Joseph Mills crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Mustapha Dumbuya. Chris Cohen takes the free kick.
Mustapha Dumbuya replaces Sam Hird. The ball is swung over by Garath McCleary, clearance by George Friend. Lewis McGugan challenges Simon Gillett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Lewis McGugan, George Friend makes a clearance.
Chris Gunter sends in a cross, Sam Hird makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Chris Gunter.
James Coppinger produces a cross, save by Lee Camp.
Ryan Mason has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
Foul by Nathan Tyson on Sam Hird, free kick awarded. Sam Hird takes the free kick.
Lewis McGugan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marcus Tudgay.
Ryan Mason produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Chris Gunter crosses the ball.
Kris Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Stock. Direct free kick taken by Simon Gillett.
Garath McCleary concedes a free kick for a foul on Joseph Mills. Joseph Mills restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Wilson leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Mason.
A cross is delivered by Garath McCleary, save by Gary Woods.
Kris Boyd replaces Radoslaw Majewski. James Hayter is ruled offside. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Radoslaw Majewski on Brian Stock. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Chris Cohen, George Friend makes a clearance.
Luke Chambers has an effort at goal from 20 yards. George Friend gets a block in.
Radoslaw Majewski fouled by Brian Stock, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wes Morgan.
Matthew Kilgallon on for Shelton Martis. Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Hird on Marcus Tudgay. Direct free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.
Brian Stock fouled by Paul McKenna, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Stock takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Garath McCleary, clearance made by Sam Hird.
Garath McCleary produces a cross, clearance by Shelton Martis.
Short corner taken by Paul McKenna.
Corner taken by Brian Stock from the right by-line to the near post, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Garath McCleary, clearance by Joseph Mills.
Foul by Chris Cohen on Joseph Mills, free kick awarded. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by James Hayter misses to the right of the goal.
Nathan Tyson replaces Robert Earnshaw.
Shot by Robert Earnshaw. Save by Gary Woods.
Marcus Tudgay produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Brian Stock fouled by Robert Earnshaw, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick. The ball is sent over by Chris Gunter.
Simon Gillett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radoslaw Majewski. Free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.
Shot from 20 yards by Radoslaw Majewski. Save by Gary Woods.
George Friend fouled by Marcus Tudgay, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
Foul by Wes Morgan on James Hayter, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from James Coppinger from the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Robert Earnshaw. Free kick taken by George Friend.
Paul McKenna has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
Marcus Tudgay concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Stock. Direct free kick taken by Gary Woods.
A cross is delivered by Chris Cohen, Shelton Martis gets a block in.
Shot by Chris Cohen. Shelton Martis gets a block in.
Sam Hird challenges Garath McCleary unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Radoslaw Majewski. The offside flag is raised against Chris Cohen. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Woods.
The referee blows for offside. Gary Woods takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Shelton Martis on Garath McCleary, free kick awarded. Radoslaw Majewski takes the direct free kick.
Mark Wilson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Robert Earnshaw by Shelton Martis results in a free kick. Chris Cohen takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Chris Gunter.
Effort on goal by Mark Wilson from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Franck Moussa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Chambers. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Konchesky delivers the ball, save by Gary Woods.
Mark Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McKenna. Paul McKenna takes the direct free kick.
Shot from 35 yards by Franck Moussa went over the net.
Corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by George Friend.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Joseph Mills. Chris Cohen delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Brian Stock makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Radoslaw Majewski, save made by Gary Woods.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Cohen by Shelton Martis. Direct free kick taken by Radoslaw Majewski.
George Friend concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Cohen. Free kick crossed by Chris Cohen, blocked by Brian Stock.
Tyson could make Reds return
Nathan Tyson could return to the Nottingham Forest squad for the visit of Doncaster.
The forward has missed the last five matches with an ankle problem.
He was in the travelling party for the defeat to Sheffield United on Tuesday night but did not make the matchday squad as he had only resumed full training the previous day.
Loan signing Kris Boyd is in line for his home debut having come on as a substitute at Bramall Lane.
The Scotland striker is one of many attacking options should boss Billy Davies wish to make changes, with Robert Earnshaw, Lewis McGugan, Garath McCleary and Radoslaw Majewski all available for recalls.
Forest, who lost their long unbeaten home record in the Championship against Hull last weekend, go into the game having suffered back-to-back league defeats for the first time in a year. The Reds have not been beaten in three successive league matches since March 2009.
Doncaster will be without leading goalscorer Billy Sharp.
The 16-goal striker will undergo surgery to resolve a long-standing hernia problem and could miss the rest of the season, although he aims to be back for the final month.
Fellow forward James Hayter made a timely return in the midweek draw with Coventry, grabbing a late equaliser after being out since early February with a calf injury and he should start again, with Dean Shiels in contention to step in for Sharp.
Midfielders John Oster (calf) and Paul Keegan (knee) and on-loan Southampton defender Joe Mills (foot) all missed out on Tuesday night but could return to the squad.
On-loan goalkeeper Ben Alnwick is expected to start on the bench again as back-up for Gary Woods following his recent arrival from Tottenham.
Number one Neil Sullivan is still struggling with a shin problem and defenders James Chambers (hamstring), James O'Connor (foot) and Mustapha Dumbuya (knee) remain out.
Winless run continues for Forest
Nottingham Forest's winless run now stands at six matches after they were held to a frustrating goalless draw by a resilient Doncaster side.
Chris Cohen and Garath McCleary had good chances to score, with Mark Wilson going close at the other end, but Forest's poor run goes on at one of the most crucial times of the season.
Doncaster started on the front foot, with James Hayter's confident midfield play creating numerous early chances.
After 12 minutes, Franck Moussa tried his luck with a shot from distance which whizzed over the crossbar, and five minutes later Wilson attempted a copycat strike which went much closer to testing Lee Camp.
The hosts first showed their promise with 18 minutes played when Chris Gunter made a positive run down the right wing to supply a good cross into the box but there were no takers.
Two minutes later, Wilson was on hand to demonstrate great technique and blast a left-footed shot towards goal, the ball failing to dip in time and sailing over the crossbar.
In a spell of sustained pressure from the home team, Cohen was unlucky not to break the deadlock, his swerving drive being blocked by Shelton Martis, while Paul McKenna should have done better from outside the box, not testing Gary Woods in the Doncaster goal as his shot bobbled wide.
Woods was called into action for the first time after 34 minutes, having to parry a stinging shot from Radoslaw Majeski. Former Sheffield Wednesday striker Marcus Tudgay tried an identical strike six minutes later but his effort lacked accuracy and went wide.
The hosts were unlucky not to go in at the break ahead when Woods produced a brilliant save to keep Robert Earnshaw's sweetly-struck volley out.
Billy Davies' side rallied to subdue the organised Rovers and were given a boost when defender Martis was forced out of action through injury in the 54th minute.
Luke Chambers then drew a strong block from George Friend as Forest began to gain in confidence with the hour-mark approaching.
On-loan Kris Boyd was introduced as the hosts turned up the heat in their search for a victory, but perhaps to the surprise of the supporters, Tudgay was replaced by Lewis McGugan with 20 minutes remaining despite being key to much of Forest's attacking play.
McCleary had arguably the best chance of the afternoon to end the stalemate, receiving the ball in a good position in the box, but he lingered in possession for just too long before tamely clipping the ball towards Friend to the dismay of his Forest team-mates as the final whistle approached.
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