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
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
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.