Mar 5, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​City Ground
Nottingham Forest
1-0
Ipswich Town
McGugan (84')
Ward (6'), Lansbury (41'), Hutchinson (87'), Reid (89')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Stearman (16')
Martin (40'), Stearman (69')

Preview: Nottingham Forest vs. Ipswich Town

New Forest boss Billy Davies in the dugout during the match against Bolton on February 16, 2013
© PA Photos
Sports Mole goes over Tuesday's Championship meeting between two buoyant sides - Nottingham Forest and Ipswich Town.

Nottingham Forest have won three straight games in the Championship to ignite a push for the playoffs and they next welcome a similarly buoyant Ipswich Town on Tuesday.

The Tractor Boys struck late to oust promotion-chasing Leicester City and are in need of a win to distance themselves further from the relegation zone.

New Forest manager Billy Davies is yet to suffer defeat since taking over last month, drawing his first game before the last three successes.

Saturday's slender triumph at Sheffield Wednesday ensured that they remained eighth and kept pace with the sides around them who also won.

Davies has no reason to make any changes to his starting XI but Mick McCarthy might alter his Ipswich side slightly.

Daryl Murphy has been kept to the bench by Michael Chopra recently but set up David McGoldrick for the winning goal on Saturday and could earn a start as McGoldrick can't play against his parent club.

Recent form

Forest: LLDWWW

Ipswich: WLWLDW

Possible starting lineups

Forest: Darlow; Guediora, Ward, Collins, Jara; Lansbury, Cohen, Reid; Cox, Blackstock, Majewski

Ipswich: Henderson; Stearman, Chambers, Smith, Cresswell; Edwards, N'Daw, Hyam, Martin; Murphy, Chopra

Sports Mole says: 1-1

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5Brentford462391478591978
6Ipswich TownIpswich4622121272541878
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves4622121270561478
8Derby CountyDerby4621141185562977
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn461716136659767
10Birmingham CityBirmingham461615155464-1063
11Cardiff CityCardiff461614165761-462
12Charlton AthleticCharlton461418145460-660
13Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461418144349-660
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest461514177169259
15Leeds UnitedLeeds461511205061-1156
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield451315175875-1754
17Fulham461410226283-2152
18Bolton WanderersBolton461312215467-1351
19Reading461311224869-2150
20Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton461017194454-1047
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham461116194667-2146
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