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Nottingham Forest Preview

1 November 2013

A look ahead to Saturday's game

Blackpool have become accustomed to their home comforts but on Saturday travel to Nottingham Forest for their first away game in a month.

They make the trip to the City Ground in high spirits, after going six games unbeaten, despite five of them finishing in draws.

A victory could push Paul Ince’s men to within two points of an automatic slot.

Forest themselves have had a positive start, and like The Seasiders, are unbeaten on home soil and in a play-off position.

They fell to a disappointing defeat at Yeovil last time out, so Billy Davies will have his team determined to deny The Seasiders a third away victory of the campaign.

Team news

For Blackpool, Jack Robinson will begin his four match suspension so misses out, whilst injured trio Chris Basham, Craig Cathcart and Barry Ferguson are also ruled out.

Bradley Orr will return to the squad after being ineligible to face his parent club Blackburn last week.

Former-Blackpool midfielder David Vaughan has joined Saturday’s opponents on loan, so is set for his debut.

Recent form

Blackpool have drawn five of their last six, and finished all square with Blackburn last time out. Their last two games on the road have finished tied too, at Charlton and Huddersfield.

Last six: DWDDDD

Tomorrow’s hosts are amidst an inconsistent run, and conceded late on against Bournemouth to draw their last home game. The Yeovil defeat was a disappointment, but Billy Davies’ men saw off Brighton before the international break, which was their last win.

Last six: LDWDWL

Head-to-head

The last three meetings between the two sides have finished all square, with Blackpool’s last win coming in that memorable play-off clash in 2010.

Complete record: Blackpool wins: 29, draws: 25, Forest wins: 26


Connections

Blackpool striker Nathan Tyson spent over five seasons at the City Ground, whilst David Vaughan was a Seasider for three seasons until 2011.

Tickets

Still available for Blackpool supporters, priced as follows: £27 adults, £19 seniors (65+), £14 Under-18s, £7 Under-12s

Betting

Blackpool are 100/30 to win on Saturday. Draw is 13/5. Forest to win is 4/5.

Why not back Stephen Dobbie to score the first goal at 11/1?


This weekend’s fixtures

Ipswich v Barnsley (tonight)
Watford v Leicester (12:15ko)
Birmingham v Charlton
Blackburn v Middlesbrough
Bournemouth v Bolton
Doncaster v Brighton
Leeds v Yeovil
Millwall v Burnley
QPR v Derby
Sheff Wed v Reading
Wigan v Huddersfield

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