The Blades went down to a 2-1 defeat at Cardiff City. Peter Ndlovu put the visitors ahead but Paddy Kenny allowed Richard Langley to score from a free-kick and John Robinson secured the win.
United will be without duo Kristian Rogers (Macclesfield Town) and Kevan Hurst (Boston United) who left the club on loan to their respective clubs.
Striker Steve Kabba is back in training and should be ready for next weeks reserve game but will not feature against Forest despite first thoughts that he would be ready for FA Cup weekend.
Jonathan Forte sufferered a ankle ligament in England U-18 squad while Ashley Ward (knee) is a long term injury.
Marlon King scored a brace in there 2-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra at the City Ground last Saturday.
Forest should line-up former Blades keeper Paul Gerrard in goal for his
second Reds outing. Gerrard, on loan from Everton played 16 times in a three month spell earlier this season.
New £25,000 signing Paul Evans from Bradford City should also make his second start. Alan Rogers, who is on loan from rivals Leicester is suspended while Marlon King returns from a three match ban.
Skipper Des Walker (Hamstring) is doubtful while Gregor Robertson is suffering from same injury and is too doubtful.
Defender Mattieu Louis-Jean is fit to play despite knee scare while keeper Darren Ward (disc problem) is out for rest of the season.
CARDIFF CITY V SHEFFIELD UNITED
Sheffield United: Paddy Kenny, Simon Francis, Chris Morgan, Robert Kozluk, Robert Page, Andy Gray, Phil Jagielka, Michael Tonge, Stuart McCall, Jack Lester, Peter Ndlovu. Substitutes: Paul Shaw, Wayne Allison, Izale McLeod, Alan Wright, Mark Rankine.
Nottingham Forest: Paul Gerrard, Matthieu Louis-Jean, Wes Morgan, Michael Dawson, Chris Doig, Gareth Williams, Paul Evans, Andy Reid, Marlon King, Gareth Taylor. Substitutes: John Thompson, David Johnson, Eoin Jess, Barry Roche, Craig Westcarr.
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