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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
16:00 21st November 2014

MATCH PREVIEW: Wolves v Nottingham Forest

Overview
Wolves host Nottingham Forest at Molineux on Saturday afternoon in their 18th fixture of the 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Kenny Jackett's side are currently ninth in the table having taken 27 points from 17 games, with one point separating them from a play-off position and five points from league leaders, Derby County.

Wolves faced the Rams in their last outing at the iPro Stadium and fell to their heaviest defeat of the season; Ryan Shotton, Jeff Hendrick and Johnny Russell combined to fire five goals past Kenny Jackett's men who couldn't find a response.

With 25 points from their opening 17 games Forest currently sit 11th in the Sky Bet Championship table, earning their first win in ten games with victory over Norwich City before the international break.

Jonny Howson put the Canaries ahead at the City Ground, but Britt Assombalonga equalised five minutes from time before Michail Antonio netted an injury-time winner.  

Forest ran out 2-1 winners in their last visit to Molineux in November 2012. Bjorn Sigurdarson gave Wolves an early lead before the hosts were pegged back through goals from Billy Sharp and Adlene Guedioura. 

Team News

Wolves
Danny Graham is available to feature against Forest after the striker signed on loan from Sunderland until the start of January.

Bakary Sako returned early from international duty with Mali due to suspension and the winger will be a part of the Head Coach's considerations for Saturday.

Lee Evans (wrist) will be available to feature against Stuart Pearce's side despite a broken bone in his wrist.  

Scott Golbourne (foot) and Dave Edwards (knee) are both in contention for Saturday's game as the pair have resumed full training this week.

Nouha Dicko (hamstring) will not feature against Forest as the striker recovers from his injury.    

Aaron McCarey (back) remains a long-term exclusion as the goalkeeper recovers from surgery on a back problem.

Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce says Kelvin Wilson and Danny Fox have made good progress with their fitness during the recent break.

The pair were unavailable for selection in Forest’s last match, the 2-1 win over Norwich City, but could be in contention to play against Wolves. 

Pre Match Views

Kenny Jackett

Stuart Pearce

"Their form at Molineux has been pretty firm and, like Forest, they have good home support.

“It’s important we do our homework very thoroughly on anyone we’re playing. They have got some punch out wide and they get crosses into the box.

“They’re a well-organised team and that probably has been their strength."

Odds
Wolves: 11/10 Draw: 12/5 Nottingham Forest: 12/5
Sky Bet have Wolves as slight favourites going into Saturday's game but have given Forest every chance of taking something from the game.

To place a bet on Saturday's game or any other football match across the country, sign up for a Sky Bet account via Wolves' official link.

(Odds subject to change)

Coverage

If you can't make the game on Saturday you can follow the action through Wolves Matchday Live on Player with Mikey Burrows and Aaron McCarey.

 
Alternatively, you can also keep up with the game through minute-by-minute text updates on Wolves' official Twitter account or via the Live Matchday Blog.

Make sure to keep an eye on the official website and the Wolves YouTube account for all post-match reaction and match highlights.