Date: 29th April 2016 at 1:54pm
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Paul Williams’ Forest welcome Kenny Jackett’s Wolves Trentside for the final home fixture of the season.

Vital Quotes:

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.

Ref Watch:

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.

Match Prediction:

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!!

Next Fixtures:

The season ends with a trip to face MK Dons on Saturday, 7th May, 2016 – 12-20pm kick off.

 
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