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Match Preview: Nottingham Forest

23 October 2012

A Look Ahead To Tonight's Match

Blackpool are with only one win in five league games going into tonight’s game with Nottingham Forest.

The Seasiders have scored just four goals in that period after scoring 15 times in the six games prior to that and will be hoping for a change in fortunes against Sean O’Driscoll’s side.

The visitors are unbeaten in three and crept one point and one place above Blackpool after Saturday’s 3-1 win over high-flying Cardiff City.

Forest will be without Adlene Guedioura through suspension and are also set to be missing Henri Lansbury (hamstring) and Sam Hutchinson (knee).


Blackpool have met Nottingham Forest on 78 occasions in competitive matches with The Seasiders coming out on top in 26, drawing 23 and losing 29.

Last Season’s Meetings

14 April 2012 – Nottingham Forest 0-0 Blackpool

22 October 2011 – Blackpool 1-2 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest

The visitors had a largely unsuccessful season by their standards last year, finishing in 19th place although ten points above the drop zone.

They started the season with former England manager Steve McLaren at the helm. He departed after ten games, leading to the appointment of Steve Cotterill who made sure of survival but was sacked shortly after the new owners arrived at The City Ground in the summer.

Sean O’Driscoll is now the manager and has had a fine start, which has seen Forest lose just twice in the league so far.

Stat Attack

- Blackpool haven’t kept a clean sheet since the 6-0 drubbing of Ipswich Town at Bloomfield Road in August.

- The Seasiders need one more goal to reach 100 competitive goals against Forest. 

- 74 of the current 99 goals scored against tonight’s opponents have come at Bloomfield Road.

- Nott’m Forest have scored in every one of their away matches this season.


Eddie Ilderton (Tyne & Wear)

The last time Mr. Ilderton refereed a game involving Ian Holloway’s side was in March when The Seasiders drew 1-1 with Hull. 

Thomas Ince’s first-half strike was cancelled out late on by Matty Fryatt.

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