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BIG PREVIEW: Burnley v Nottingham Forest

1 April 2013

Burnley v Nottingham Forest
Turf Moor
1/4/13 (kick-off 3pm)

Burnley go into the game with Ben Mee available again following his one-match suspension, served in Good Friday’s 3-3 draw at Watford. The Clarets are, however, likely to be without Michael Duff, who suffered a calf strain at Vicarage Road. Midfielder Dean Marney is also a continuing doubt.
Forest arrive at Turf Moor having seen their six-game winning run brought to an end in the weekend draw with Brighton and Hove Albion.
However, they remain on course for a top-six finish.

Last ten matches

Nottm Forest Star Man: Billy Sharp
Sheffield-born striker Sharp is the Reds' top scorer this season with 10 goals in the league. 
Sharp, who is on-loan from Premier League new boys Southampton, has however only scored once in his last 10 appearances and will be looking to end that record at Turf Moor.

Last time out
Watford 3-3 Burnley 
Watford: J Bond, F Hall, M Briggs , J Ekstrand, M Cassetti (L Doyley, 49), N Chalobah, I Anya (M Vydra, 69), A Abdi, C Battocchio, F Forestieri, T Deeney (A Geijo, 89)
Subs not used: M Yeates, D Pudil, J Bonham, J Hogg

Burnley: L Grant, J Shackell, K Long , K Trippier, D Lafferty , R Wallace (S Vokes, 79), C McCann , A Kacaniklic (M Paterson, 80), M Bartley (B Stock, 62), C Austin, D Ings
Subs not used: J Stanislas, M Duff, J Mills, B Jensen

Attendance: 15,435

Forest 2-2 Brighton
Nottm Forest: K Darlow, E Ward, C Cohen, D Collins , S Hutchinson (G Jara, 68), H Lansbury , A Guedioura (B Sharp, 79), R Majewski (L McGugan, 73), A Reid, S Cox, D Henderson
Subs not used: G Halford, D Blackstock, G Moussi, D Evtimov

Brighton: C Ankergren , M Upson, W Bridge, I Calderon, G Greer, A Crofts, D Lopez, A Orlandi (L Dunk, 89), K Lua Lua  (D Hammond, 46), W Buckley, L Ulloa
Subs not used: Vicente, M Painter, G Barker, P Brezovan, G Dicker

Attendance: 28,124

Last meeting at Turf Moor
Burnley 5 (Rodriguez 5,15, McCann 29, Wallace 44, Austin 71), Forest 1 (Miller 59)

Burnley: L Grant, A Amougou, D Edgar, B Easton, K Trippier, R Wallace, C McCann, M Bartley (A MacDonald, 80), J Stanislas (D Marney, 76), J Rodriguez, C Austin (Z Hines, 76)  Subs not used: J Stewart, B Mee   
Nottm Forest: L Camp, C Hill, W Morgan, L Chambers , J Lynch, C Gunter (R Findley, 27), J Greening, G Moussi, A Reid (R Majewski, 46), M Derbyshire (L McGugan, 75), I Miller Subs not used: P Smith, M Tudgay

Attendance: 13265

Team news: 

Burnley: Ben Mee is available for selection after serving his one-match ban for his sending off at Ewood Park. Michael Duff is a doubt after pulling up in the warming at Watford. 
Forest: Adlene Guedioura picked up a head injury in their weekend game against Brighton. Sam Hutchinson (groin) and Darius Henderson (back) could also feature after injury.

Stat of the day: If Nottingham Forest win at Turf Moor, both teams would have won 36 league games against each other.

They say:
Sean Dyche: “It’s important to generate that positivity at Turf Moor. We had it en-masse at Blackburn and we got it again on Good Friday, with the brave people travelling all the way to Watford. 
That positivity is such a really, really important feeling and equally, if performances are not quite where they should be we need the fans.
Now if course, we want to give the fans that feeling and it is a two-way thing, But if we can bring that Blackburn spirit and feeling and take that into Monday then I am sure we can deliver a performance and get the three points that we call want.”

Billy Davies: “It’s important we prepare properly and hopefully that will allow us to at least pick up enough points to remain in the playoff places.” 

Referee: Mr Nigel Miller

Today’s Championship fixtures (kick-off 3pm unless stated)
Barnsley v Leicester
Birmingham v Wolves
Blackpool v Crystal Palace
Bristol City v Sheff Wed
Burnley v Nottm Forest
Cardiff v Blackburn
Millwall v Ipswich
Leeds United v Derby 17:05

For an up-to-date Championship table, click HERE

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