Team News: Nottingham Forest start with Dexter Blackstock, Simon Cox in attack

Simon Cox
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Nottingham Forest's Dexter Blackstock partners Simon Cox in attack for today's encounter against rivals Derby County.

Simon Cox will be joined by Dexter Blackstock up front for Nottingham Forest's Championship encounter against rivals Derby County this afternoon.

However, there is no place in the starting lineup for Jermaine Jenas, who joined the club on for a second time last week on a loan basis from Tottenham Hotspur.

Visiting Derby will begin the encounter with Connor Sammon as a lone striker. Jamie Ward will provide support to the former Wigan Athletic frontman from an advanced midfield role.

Nott'm Forest: Camp; Halford, Ayala, Collins, Harding; Gillett, Cohen, McGugan, Reid; Blackstock, Cox

Derby: Fielding; Brayford, Keogh, Buxton, Roberts; Coutts, Hendrick, Bryson, Hughes, Ward; Sammon

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