Peterborough v Nottm Forest

02 October 2009 11:23
Peterborough v Nottm Forest Coca Cola Championship Venue: London Road Date: Saturday, 3 October 2009 Kick-off: 1500 BST Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio, Final Score & highlights on The Football League Show TEAM NEWS Peterborough left-back Jamie Day is out with a foot injury, meaning Tommy Williams is set to return to the side. Charlie Lee has been nursing a tight calf and faces a fitness test, so Gabriel Zakuani is on standby. Nottingham Forest have defender Kelvin Wilson back in contention after an ankle injury. Defenders Julian Bennett and James Perch are still on the sidelines but otherwise boss Billy Davies has a fully-fit squad to choose from. MATCH PREVIEW After back-to-back wins, Forest seem to have turned the corner following a disappointing start to the season. 606: DEBATE Have your say on this match Wednesday night's much-needed home victory against Scunthorpe prompted manager Billy Davies to declare there was "no limit" to what his players could achieve. There seems to be no limit to Peterborough's ability to shoot themselves in the foot at the moment. Posh pose a threat going forward but have been poor at the back and more shoddy defending led to them losing at home to Plymouth in midweek - struggling Argyle's first win of the campaign. Forest boss Billy Davies told BBC Radio Nottingham: "We're delighted with the way things are going and the six points from the last two games. "We're now beginning to see a settling of the team. There's a lot of work to do but you can see the quality in the side. We have pace, technical ability and we have the right blends throughout the side." MATCH FACTS Head-to-head • These clubs have only been in the same division once before; in 1993/94, when Forest did the double over Peterborough. • Peterborough's only victories over Forest were in a third-round FA Cup replay in 1976 and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in 2007. Peterborough • Peterborough are in danger of losing three successive league games for the first time since suffering eight in a row between December 2006 and January 2007. • Posh have drawn all three league games in which they have opened the scoring. • They have conceded more first-half goals than any other club in the Championship (12). Nottingham Forest • Forest are hoping to gain three league wins in a row for the first time in nine months. • They are the only club still unbeaten away from home in the Championship (1W, 4D) • Billy Davies' side have won one and drawn seven of eight away matches since losing at Burnley on 14 March. MOST RECENT MEETING Nottm Forest 2-3 Peterborough (5 September 2007) Forest scorer: Chambers 33, 49. Peterborough scorers: Lee 48, Chambers 51 og, Boyd 72.

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