DONCASTER ROVERS - NOTTINGHAM FOREST
These two were both promoted from Division 1 last season and have found the going tough in the Championship, currently occupying the bottom two positions. Both have been playing much better than that might suggest and recent results have picked up. Forest were on a four match unbetaen run, before losing at home to Norwich at the weekend, that would have been a crushing blow to all at the club, as City were very early in proceedings, reduced to ten men, with the scores still level. Apparently, they picked up a number of knocks in that game and 4-5 starters will face late tests, Forest have refused to name them, but have confirmed that striker Robert Earnshaw, will again be missing. They are without a cleansheet in eleven starts.
Rovers are tight at the back and have not conceded in 227 minutes of football, picking up four points in their last two starts, including a draw at highflying Burnley over the weekend. They have put in a series of impressive , consecutive home starts, which included three clean sheets and a dominating performance over Swansea, where they enjoyed 59% possession and 16 attempts on goal. Not many teams keep the ball away from Roberto Martinez's team for so long and this says much about the style and quality of Rovers approach play. Infact, they have had the lion's share of possesion in almost all their Championship matches.
They last met at the Keepmoat Stadium back in March, Donny won 1-0 and believe me, that really flattered Forest, Rovers could easily have score four or five and the visitors did not have a single shot on target. The home team are set to be unchanged and I expect them to win.
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