Match Preview: Nottingham Forest vs. Sheffield United

Last updated : 08 December 2008 By @blades_mad1889

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In a 4th versus 5th Championship head-to-head against Burnley saw the Blades lose their 3rd successive home defeat when the Clarets rolled away with a 3-2 victory.

James Beattie (penalty) and Stephen Quinn (free-kick) netted for the Blades in that defeat and are likely to be retained in the squad that face Forest on Tuesday night with no new known fresh injuries its likely that Kevin Blackwell will start with same squad which where beaten by the Turf Moor club.

Midfielder Gary Speed (back) was rated 50/50 for the clash against Burnley and may be more closer to take back his place which is currently been warmed up by Matthew Spring.

Possible Blades Line-Up: Paddy Kenny, Kyle Naughton, Chris Morgan, Matthew Kilgallon, Gary Naysmith, Greg Halford, Matthew Spring, Brian Howard, Stephen Quinn, Billy Sharp, James Beattie.

Nottingham Forest made their first ever trip to the Ricoh Arena last weekend were a tie against Coventry City - a win for the Reds would put them closer to climbing out of the bottom three; the pair drew 2-2 in an entertaining match which saw Robert Earnshaw and Joe Garner on the score sheet.

Reds manager Colin Calderwood will see striker Nathan Tyson return to his team selection, the former Wycombe Wanderers striker missed the game in the Midlands due to suspension after picking up five yellow cards throughout the course of the season.

However they are likely to be boosted by the return of midfielder Chris Cohen (ankle) who may play a part against the Blades despite not being 100% fit. Meanwhile Julian Bennett (fractured collarbone) may also return to the fold but Guy Moussi (ankle) will miss this clash at the City ground.

The Trees could field former Blades winger Lee Martin whom was at Bramall Lane last season when on loan from Manchester United - he played 7 (+2) games for the Red and White Wizards before returning to Old Trafford. He is currently on loan at the City Ground.

Possible Reds Line-Up: Lee Camp, Brendan Moloney, Wes Morgan, Joel Lynch, James Perch, Kelvin Wilson, Chris Cohen, Lewis McGugan, Paul Anderson, Joe Garner, Robert Earnshaw.

Blades-Mad Prediction: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Sheffield United