Nottm Forest v Burnley preview

Daniel Ayala is ready to return to the Nottingham Forest squad

for Saturday’s Championship clash with Burnley at the City


Defender Ayala, on loan from Norwich, missed the 2-1 home defeat

to Hull last weekend due to illness.

Sean O’Driscoll’s side came through that game without any new

injury problems.

Defender Greg Halford (calf), midfielders Radoslaw Majewski

(ankle) and Jermaine Jenas (calf) and striker Simon Cox (foot) were

all absent against the Tigers and will remain on the sidelines for

Saturday’s match.

As well as Ayala, Reds boss O’Driscoll has defender Brendan

Moloney, midfielders Guy Moussi, Henri Lansbury and Lewis McGugan

and strikers Robbie Findley and Dexter Blackstock available should

he wish to make any changes to his starting line up.

Burnley will be without defender Ben Mee, who completed 90

minutes in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Blackburn at Turf Moor but

sustained medial knee ligament damage during the match and is now

facing several weeks on the sidelines.

Danny Lafferty and Joseph Mills will contest the vacancy in Sean

Dyche’s starting XI, with Northern Ireland international Lafferty

favourite to get the nod.

Elsewhere Dyche has no other injury or suspension worries as the

Clarets look to extend their unbeaten run to four matches.

Wales international striker Sam Vokes came off the bench to seal

a point against Rovers but may well have to settle for a place

among the substitutes once more.