Sheff Wed V Nottm Forest at Hillsborough : Match Preview

01 March 2013 01:58
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No new injury concerns for Owls

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones could name an unchanged starting line-up against Nottingham Forest.

The Owls boss has no new injury or suspension problems as his side look to extend their unbeaten league run to seven matches.

Anthony Gardner returned to the side for last week's home win over Crystal Palace and is expected to resume in the back four, while Kieran Lee, who started in place of on-loan Manchester City midfielder Jeremy Helan, is also hoping to continue.

Teenager Connor Wickham is likely to start again alongside fellow loanee Leroy Lita, while the likes of Jermaine Johnson, Rhys McCabe, Jose Semedo and Martin Taylor are all pushing for recalls.

Defender Reda Johnson has missed the last four games with an ankle injury and has an outside chance of returning to the squad.

Nottingham Forest are without the suspended Greg Halford for the clash.

The defender starts a two-match ban after picking up a 10th caution of the campaign during last weekend's 2-0 win away at Charlton.

Skipper Danny Collins is expected to come back into the side after being named as a substitute in all three games since Billy Davies took charge.

Fellow defenders Daniel Ayala and Sam Hutchinson have both returned to training following long-term injury problems.

Ayala has been out since January with a hamstring problem while full-back Hutchinson has been absent since September due to a knee injury.

The duo are unlikely to be involved this weekend, but their imminent return comes as a boost as the club battle to reach the play-offs.

Forest currently lie four points off sixth place and are unbeaten in the three games since Davies returned in the hotseat.

Source: PA

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