Nottingham Forest v Preston North End

Nottingham Forest's Jamie Ward

Jamie Ward, who was replaced 20 minutes into Nottingham Forest’s win over Bristol City, could return against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend

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Jamie Ward may miss out for Nottingham Forest with a hamstring injury, though the striker could return on Saturday.

Henri Lansbury and Britt Assombalonga remain unavailable but David Vaughan can play despite breaking a hand during a game with his children.

Preston are confident goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard could play after his recovery from a stomach bug.

Jermaine Beckford, Stevie May and Liam Grimshaw are all doubts with knee problems, as is Chris Humphrey (shin).



  • Forest are unbeaten in four games at the City Ground against Preston, winning three.
  • In the reverse fixture, Preston, who won 1-0, kept their first clean sheet in 10 attempts against Forest and first since October 2003.
  • Nottingham Forest have lost their past four league games. They have not lost five in a row since January 2004.
  • Preston’s past four goals have been scored by Joe Garner or Callum Robinson (two each).
  • North End are the only side yet to concede in the opening 15 minutes of a Championship game this season.

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