Match preview: Nottingham Forest v BoltonSETTING THE SCENE
Bolton Wanderers travel to the banks of the Trent River to face former manager Dougie Freedman and his Nottingham Forest side this weekend.
Neil Lennon will be hopeful his side can build on a positive but ultimately fruitless performance against promotion hopefuls Watford last time out, whilst there were also a glut of goals in Forest’s last outing, a 4-4 at Blackpool.
Freedman’s side are unbeaten during his three-game reign at the club, with Forest still no doubt harbouring hopes of a play-off push despite a somewhat rocky spell of late.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]TEAM NEWS
Bolton should be boosted by the return of Matt Mills (knee), Emile Heskey and Craig Davies (both hamstring), though Liam Trotter (thigh) remains a doubt.
Adam Bogdan (ankle), Darren Pratley (hamstring), Mark Davies (knee) will definitely miss out, whilst Marc Tierney (leg) and Max Clayton (knee) remain long-term absences. LAST NOTTINGHAM FOREST XI (v Blackpool, D 4-4)
Darlow, Lichaj, Hobbs (Lascelles 42), Collins, Fox, Gardner, Burke, Lansbury, Osborn (Blackstock 52), Antonio, Fryatt (Burke 64)ONE TO WATCH
With record signing Britt Assombalonga ruled out for the foreseeable future, midfielder Henri Lansbury has stepped up to the goalscoring plate.
Lansbury progressed through the youth ranks at Arsenal prior to joining Forest, and has netted five in his last five outings.
A creative midfielder with an eye for goal, the 24-year-old has also accumulated a total of ten yellow cards and four assists this term.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]LAST TIME WE MET (Bolton 2-2 Nottingham Forest, 16 August 2014)
All the goals came in the first half in the reverse fixture earlier this season. Joe Mason put Bolton ahead after just four minutes, before Britt Assombalonga levelled.
David Wheater then fired Bolton back in front, only for Assombalonga to double his and Forest’s tally for the afternoon, converting from the penalty spot.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]