Swans still harbour promotion hopes

05 March 2010 05:09
Swansea City will provide a stern test to Nottingham Forest on Saturday The Welshmen lie five points behind their opponents in the Championship table having played a game less and are unbeaten in the league since losing at home to Billy Davies' side in December. Boss Paulo Sousa believes Swansea were the better side on that day, creating 'much better opportunities' than the Reds. Speaking to the Western Mail, the Portuguese said of Forest: "They are strong in counter-attacks and a team prepared to go forward, one of the stronger sides in the Championship." Darren Pratley may be fit despite suffering a knee injury against Peterborough but in-form winger David Cotterill sustained a hamstring injury while on international duty with Wales this week and is added to a casualty list that also includes Ferrie Bodde and Andrea Orlandi.