Paul Williams’ Forest welcome Kenny Jackett’s Wolves Trentside for the final home fixture of the season.
Andy Reid gave his pre-match thoughts to Forest’s Official Website:
‘We`re going to have to keep doing the things we`ve been doing. We`ve been working hard, we`ve kept a solid shape, when we win the ball back we keep possession and, at the right times, get men in the box.
We feel with the ability we`ve got in our squad we`re capable of beating anyone in the league and I think we`ve shown that at times.
We gave the fans something to cheer about on Saturday with the performance and result and we`re hopeful we can do the same with the home fans.
They turn up in their numbers and at times they could have got on the players` backs a lot more than they have.
We`re very grateful for that.”
Nottingham Forest Team News:
Michael Mancienne could be involved after returning to training, but the list of absentees is still staggering.
Andy Reid, Matty Fryatt, Nelson Oliveira, Daniel Pinillos, David Vaughan, Jamie Ward & Jack Hobbs.
Britt Assombalonga may well get a cameo appearance, otherwise, Williams is likely to stick with the side that beat Fulham last time out.
Player to watch: Henri Lansbury
Forest skipper has finally had his shackles lifted and is playing in a more attacking midfield role, rewarded by a brace at Craven Cottage.
With transfer interest likely to surround hiom again in the summer- let’s hope it’s not the last time we see him run out for Forest at the City Ground.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News:
Adam le Fondre faces a late fitness test to determine his involvement, otherwise he will join Mike Williamson, Michal Zyro, Jordan Graham and Nouha Dicko on the sidelines.
Player to watch: James Henry
The 26 year old midfielder is Wolves top scorer with 7 (actually Benik Afobe – who left to join Bournemouth has more) – but let’s give him credit.
Match Facts & Stats
Forest could actually go ahead of Wolves on goal difference with a win, but given that they have managed 3 points just once in their last games – it’s a tall order.
Mid table (well lower mid table) is the prize on offer for 2 teams that have certainly underperformed this season.
Iain Williamson has been appointed for this fixture, his 35th game in charge this season. The previous 34 have yielded 129 yellows and 6 red cards.
Mr Williamson will be ably assisted by Mark Duncan and James Bell, with David Webb as 4th official.
With both sets of players thinking of the beach and a game with absolutely nothing but pride to play for – it’s hard to call a result…. let’s go for a 3-1 home win – purely in hope!!
The season ends with a trip to face MK Dons on Saturday, 7th May, 2016 – 12-20pm kick off.