Forest vs. Blackpool preview..

Earnie: Pushing for a start

We welcome the Tangerines of Blackpool at the City Ground tomorrow, who will be on a high having been the first side to inflict a defeat on Newcastle United in midweek.  Our visitors are three points better off than us so far with a decent start to the season that sees them eleventh in the table after seven games.

Forest look likely to have Majewski available after his mysterious injury seems to have mysteriously cleared up quicker than expected.  Following his new-parent duties Nathan Tyson should also be available for selection – bizarrely the Reds striker has recently apologised for his conduct post-Derby game.  I’m not sure why, he did nothing wrong in my view!

For me, the key decision for Billy is up front – and it’s Robert Earnshaw who should find himself a starting place tomorrow.  Billy has moved to quell rumours of him moving elsewhere, which is great news because I can’t speak highly enough of wee Earnie.  I would expect (okay, perhaps hope over expect) to see him line up alongside either Dex or Dele.

Our visitors have a few injury worries – Coid, Nardiello, Taylor-Fletcher and McPhee are unavailable due to numerous injuries – forward Ben Burgess is likely to face a late fitness test having missed out on Blackpool’s midweek win over Newcastle United.  Despite this, the Tangerines are going to be no pushovers methinks.

I can’t wait to get back down to the City Ground though!  It feels like we’ve not been there for too long!