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Tony McMahon crosses the ball, save by Lee Camp.
Shot from deep inside the area by David McGoldrick goes over the bar.
David Wheater shown a yellow card.
Corner taken by Gary O'Neil played to the near post, Chris Cohen manages to make a clearance.
Chris Cohen delivers the ball, Dele Adebola takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.
Corner taken by Chris Cohen, clearance made by David Wheater.
Lee Miller replaces Nicky Bailey.
Lee Miller comes on in place of Nicky Bailey.
Radoslaw Majewski goes off and David McGoldrick comes on.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Radoslaw Majewski. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Bennett.
Gary O'Neil crosses the ball, Lee Camp makes a comfortable save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Guy Moussi. Richard Smallwood takes the free kick.
Guy Moussi replaces Lewis McGugan. Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Anderson on Richard Smallwood. Richard Smallwood crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Lee Camp.
Centre by Gary O'Neil, clearance made by Luke Chambers.
Chris Cohen sends in a cross, Dele Adebola takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a comfortable save.
Paul Anderson produces a cross, Jason Steele makes a comfortable save.
The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, clearance made by Ryan Bertrand.
Foul by Kris Boyd on Chris Gunter, free kick awarded. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Scott McDonald offside. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Dele Adebola on for Dexter Blackstock. Booking for Ryan Bertrand for unsporting behaviour.
Dele Adebola on for Dexter Blackstock. Ryan Bertrand receives a yellow card.
Leroy Lita leaves the field to be replaced by Joe Bennett.
Matthew Bates produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is sent over by Leroy Lita.
Richard Smallwood challenges Radoslaw Majewski unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lewis McGugan, Gary O'Neil manages to make a clearance.
Shot from 25 yards by Chris Gunter. Jason Steele makes a comfortable save.
Chris Cohen fouled by Richard Smallwood, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Radoslaw Majewski by Gary O'Neil. Paul McKenna takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter, save by Jason Steele.
Richard Smallwood comes on in place of Mickael Tavares. Radoslaw Majewski concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McDonald. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.
Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Jason Steele.
The ball is delivered by Nicky Bailey, comfortable save by Lee Camp.
Corner taken by Gary O'Neil.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan by Tony McMahon. Lewis McGugan scores from his cross. Nottm Forest 1-0 Middlesbrough.
The ball is crossed by Lewis McGugan.
Foul by Tony McMahon on Lewis McGugan, free kick awarded. Chris Cohen takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, clearance by Chris Gunter.
A cross is delivered by Paul McKenna, clearance made by Tony McMahon.
Chris Cohen takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a comfortable save.
Shot from just outside the box by Chris Cohen goes over the bar.
A cross is delivered by Matthew Bates, Lee Camp makes a comfortable save.
Chris Cohen takes a short corner.
Radoslaw Majewski produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards.
Paul Anderson fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Cohen.
Leroy Lita produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Dexter Blackstock produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Chris Cohen takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Nicky Bailey.
Shot by Paul McKenna. Blocked by Gary O'Neil.
Tony McMahon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Cohen. Free kick crossed right-footed by Radoslaw Majewski from left wing, Nicky Bailey manages to make a clearance.
Leroy Lita produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by Chris Gunter, blocked by Matthew Bates.
The ball is swung over by Lewis McGugan, comfortable save by Jason Steele.
Nicky Bailey has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Lee Camp.
Effort on goal by Chris Cohen from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
Kris Boyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Mickael Tavares fouled by Wes Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Gary O'Neil shoots direct from the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil, Dexter Blackstock makes a clearance.
Centre by Tony McMahon, clearance by Wes Morgan.
Tony McMahon challenges Lewis McGugan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewis McGugan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Kris Boyd.
The ball is crossed by Tony McMahon, clearance by Wes Morgan.
The ball is sent over by Tony McMahon, Effort from deep inside the area by Kris Boyd misses to the right of the goal.
Foul by Wes Morgan on Kris Boyd, free kick awarded. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Ryan Bertrand.
The referee penalises Tony McMahon for handball. Free kick taken by Ryan Bertrand.
Shot from 12 yards by Chris Cohen. Save by Jason Steele.
Centre by Ryan Bertrand.
Leroy Lita has an effort at goal. Comfortable save by Lee Camp.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Kris Boyd. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil, save by Lee Camp.
Shot by Scott McDonald from 20 yards. Save by Lee Camp.
The match has kicked off.
It is the end of the first-half.
The second half kicks off.
The referee brings the game to a close.
No fresh concerns for Forest
Nottingham Forest have no new problems ahead of the visit of Middlesbrough.
The Reds were without Robert Earnshaw and Nathan Tyson as their nine-game unbeaten league run ended at Barnsley on Saturday.
Earnshaw (thigh) was absent for the fourth game in a row while Tyson missed out with a knee injury. Both players are expected to stay on the sidelines.
Boss Billy Davies could also be absent again after missing the defeat at Oakwell with a viral infection. Assistant David Kelly will continue in charge should the Scot`s well-being fail to improve.
Defender Kelvin Wilson, midfielders Radoslaw Majewski and Paul Anderson and striker David McGoldrick will be hoping for recalls.
Like Davies, Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan is himself struggling to make the game.
The 53-year-old cancelled his pre-match press conference on Monday after succumbing to illness.
It is understood Strachan has gone down with a bout of gastro-enteritis, a similar complaint to the one which struck midfielder Mickael Tavares last week.
Tavares was able to start Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Leeds and although he did not last the 90 minutes, he is expected to make the trip to the City Ground.
Midfielder Barry Robson serves the second leg of his three-match ban while Kevin Thomson continues his battle for fitness following his aborted comeback from a fractured fibula.
Justin Hoyte is close to returning from a hamstring injury but Jonathan Franks (herniated disc), Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Matt Kilgallon (back) remain on the casualty list.
Same old story for Boro
Middlesbrough began life after Gordon Strachan with a familiar tale as they succumbed to their fifth straight npower Championship away defeat, losing 1-0 against Nottingham Forest.
Lewis McGugan's second-half free-kick, a wicked effort from the left, settled the matter and extended Forest's unbeaten home run to a monumental 25 games.
Strachan, who left on Monday after a disappointing start to the season, would have longed for the kind of display that Boro produced in the first half as they did more than enough to be in control, with Leroy Lita guilty of missing the target with two gilt-edged chances.
Forest had their moments in the first period, with Radoslaw Majewski rattling the woodwork, but it was their second-half showing that brought them the points.
Middlesbrough were a shadow of their earlier selves after the break and rarely threatened, meaning it is four defeats out of the last five, while the hosts were able to record their first win in four.
Caretaker boss Steve Agnew will have been pleased with the start the visitors made as they forced home goalkeeper Lee Camp into two decent saves in the opening 10 minutes.
First Camp palmed wide Scott McDonald's shot from distance before getting down low to well save Lita's stinging effort.
Middlesbrough continued to enjoy the better of the play and they should have taken the lead 10 minutes before half-time when, after a neat exchange on the right, Lita find himself in on goal, but he drove his shot across the face.
For all Middlesbrough's much-publicised woes this season, life has not been much better for Forest, but they could have opened the scoring when Dexter Blackstock put his shot wide from six yards with the goal at his mercy.
The game was seeing its best spell of attacking intent from both sides as Lita missed a better chance to put his side ahead when he shot wide from 12 yards after being teed up by Mickael Tavares, while Forest went even closer when Majewski's curling shot on the move crashed against the underside of the bar.
Forest would have been disappointed that half-time had come as they had finally built some momentum, but they continued in the ascendancy immediately after the break and took the lead in the 51st minute.
A driving run down the left by McGugan was ended by a Tavares foul and the Forest midfielder stepped up and produced a wicked delivery that evaded everyone and sailed into the top corner for his sixth goal in the last seven games.
Forest continued to press, with Dele Adebola's glancing header bringing a save out of Jason Steele, although a lack of composure in the final third ensured they could make no further inroads.
Middlesbrough were unable to force Camp into further action at all throughout the second period, only mounting any pressure in the final throes.
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