Preview: Sheffield Wednesday vs. Nottingham Forest

Sports Mole previews the Championship encounter between Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest.

Sheffield Wednesday host Nottingham Forest on Saturday looking to build on their excellent 2-1 success over Leicester City in midweek.

The Owls sacked Dave Jones at the weekend after just one Championship victory this season, but the Yorkshire outfit responded by coming from behind to beat the Foxes.

Caretaker boss Stuart Gray would have been delighted with his team's performance on Tuesday night, and that could see him name an unchanged lineup.

Nottingham Forest have won just once in their last seven games, and they face the prospect of falling six points below the playoff positions if they don't win at Hillsborough.

Manager Billy Davies could hand a start to striker Matt Derbyshire, after the former Blackburn Rovers forward came off the bench during Forest's 2-2 draw at Millwall in midweek.

Recent form

Sheffield Wednesday: DWLLLW

Nottingham Forest: LLWDLD

Possible starting lineups

Sheffield Wednesday: Martinez; Lee, Mattock, Johnson, Loovens; Coke, Palmer, Olofinjana, Nuhiu, Maghoma; Wickham

Nottingham Forest: Darlow; Lichaj, Harding, Halford, Hobbs; Jara, Mackie, Chalobah, Lansbury; Derbyshire, Cox

Sports Mole says: 1-1

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