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Match preview: Nottingham Forest

5 April 2014

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's game at The City Ground

Millwall will hope to keep their Championship survival hopes alive with all three points against Nottingham Forest on Saturday (3pm).

Manager views

Ian Holloway has set his side a target of five wins from their final seven games to secure Championship safety.



To view the above interview in full, visit Lions Player

Gary Brazil, who will remain in temporary charge of The Reds until Stuart Pearce takes over in the summer, has told Forest Player: "We need to make sure that we put in a good performance and hopefully that will give us a good result. You know what you are going to get against Millwall and you know with Ian (Holloway) that they are going to change formations during the game. They will tactically ask questions of you."

Team news

Brazil will be without defender Jamaal Lascelles who serves the second game of a two-match suspension. Andy Reid, Henri Lansbury, David Vaughan and Kelvin Wilson all returned to training this week and could each play a part.

Danny Shittu and Richard Chaplow remain sidelined but Nicky Bailey, Jermaine Easter and Lee Martin have all trained ahead of the game and could travel with the squad. Bailey, who has been out since the end of January with a back injury, played 70 minutes in Tuesday's Development Squad win over Cardiff City.

 

Form

A 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town last time out stretched Forest's winless streak to nine games, but they are still just two points outside the Championship Play-Off Places.

Josh King's last-gasp leveller for Blackburn last Saturday denied Millwall what would have been a crucial victory, and Ollie's men now head to The City Ground winless in five, a run which stretches back to the 1-0 success over Derby County in early March.

Head-to-head

The two sides have met on 61 previous occasions, of which Millwall have won 22 and Forest 20. The remaining 19 games have ended all square.

Lions fans will have fond memories of their side's last League trip to The City Ground back in November 2012, when goals from Liam Trotter, Darius Henderson, Chris Wood and Andy Keogh secured an emphatic 4-1 victory.

The most recent meeting, though, was back in December when a strike each from Steve Morison and Martyn Woolford helped The Lions to a 2-2 draw at The Den. View highlights of that game below.



Live coverage

Full match commentary will be available on Lions Player from 2.50pm.

You can also keep up to date with the action as it happens on The Wall and on the club's official Twitter account @MillwallFC. Join the conversation by using our matchday hashtag #NFFCvMFC in your tweets.

Betting

For a comprehensive list of odds on the game, visit Sky Bet     

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