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Published : 02 Mar 2013 00:25:39
Wednesday Vs Forest: Team news & preview
Sheffield Wednesday face Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough on Saturday with both clubs enjoying good recent form. Dave Jones has seen his Owls side begin to edge away from the relegation zone in the Championship and Forest have been revived under new manager Billy Davies and have their eye on making the play-offs.
Wednesday come into the game with very few injury or suspension problems affecting their team selection. Left-back Reda Johnson continues to struggle with a foot injury and if he remains sidelined Danny Pugh is expected to continue in that position.
Forest travel to Hillsborough without Greg Halford. The former Sheffield United player has been playing at centre-back recently but will have to sit this one out due to suspension.
Defenders Danny Ayala and Sam Hutchinson have made a return to training recently but the duo have been out injured for some time and are unlikely to feature this weekend.
The visitors have 3 former Sheffield United players who are likely to feature – strikers Darius Henderson and Billy Sharp as well as creative midfielder Andy Reid.
Wednesday have not lost in their last 7 league games and have only lost once in their last 12 Championship matches. The Owls enjoyed a hard earned 1-0 home win against Crystal Palace last weekend.
Forest have picked up since the return of Billy Davies, winning 2-0 at Charlton last time out and putting 6 past Huddersfield 10 days ago. Prior to that they had been on a run of 4 games without a win.
Forest recorded a narrow 1-0 victory over the Owls at the City Ground in November thanks to a Miguel Llera own goal. The last time the two teams met at Hillsborough was back in September 2009 when they played out a 1-1 draw.