Preview: Nottingham Forest vs. Charlton Athletic

Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Championship clash between Nottingham Forest and Charlton Athletic.

Nottingham Forest will attempt to get their Championship playoff push back on track when they welcome relegation-threatened Charlton Athletic on Tuesday evening.

The home side have not won in the league since beating Huddersfield Town on February 11. Since then, the former European Cup winners have lost five and drawn three times in England's second tier.

That run of form has dropped them out of the top six, but they are just two points from sixth-place Reading with nine games of the season remaining.

It was confirmed earlier this afternoon that manager Billy Davies had been relieved of his duties following the poor run of form, with Neil Warnock the favourite to take charge.

Charlton, meanwhile, enter the match off the back of a 3-0 home defeat to Burnley. As it stands, the capital outfit sit 21st in the table, but they have three games in hand on the teams around them.

The reverse match earlier this season ended in a 1-1 draw, but Forest were 2-1 winners when they welcomed the Addicks to the City ground last season.

Forest could ring the chances following Saturday's 5-0 defeat at Derby County, with Dan Harding, Greg Halford, Darius Henderson and Matt Derbyshire all pushing for a start.

The home side are still without a number of key first-team players, however, with the likes of Andy Reid, Henri Lansbury, Jack Hobbs, Eric Lichaj, Kelvin Wilson and David Vaughan all on the sidelines.

Charlton, meanwhile, could recall Marvin Sordell to their forward line alongside Simon Church. Astrit Ajdarevic is also pushing for inclusion after appearing off the bench against Burnley.

Recent form

Forest: LLDDL

Charlton: LDDWL

Possible starting lineups

Forest: Darlow; Collins, Lascelles, Jara, Fox; Moussi, Majewski, Halford; Henderson, Derbyshire, Cox

Charlton: Hamer; Morrison, Dervite, Wiggins, Cousins; Green, Jackson, Wilson, Poyet; Church, Sordell

Sports Mole says: 1-1

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