Preview

Manager Chris Powell will be hoping Town's unbeaten run of six games will be extended to seven this weekend as the Terriers play hosts to Stuart Pearce's Nottingham Forest.

This will be the second time round for this fixture, the first being a 2-0 defeat in the League Cup, but a lot has changed since then for both teams. Forest were flying high on a run of terrific form at the start of the season whilst Town were manager-less and still trying to get to grips with a new set-up and different personnel. However, Pearce's men have faltered a bit of late and have dropped from top to seventh whilst Town are now looking much more of an organised unit are currently one of the form teams in the league.

There seems to be momentum gathering in Chris Powells men and confidence is riding high in the likes of Harry Bunn and Sean Scannell who came from the bench to influence a dramatic comeback last saturday away at Ipswich. Having lost out at home to Blackburn last week Forest will be looking to bounce back to keep up with their promotion chasing rivals.

Likely line-up

This is getting tricky now as Powell has mixed it up in recent games to counter act the opposition and in order to keep things fresh. Nahki Wells scored two last week but could find himself starting on the bench in order for Town to revert back to a 4-3-3 formation. Scannell and Bunn should be rested and fit to return but could also miss out again if Powell deems a 3-5-2 set-up the way to go, whatever the starting eleven will be we will certainly have options to change it from the bench, that's for sure.

Prediction

Town 2 - 2 Forest

A tough test for Town is this one and it will be interesting to see how Powell sets us up to deal with a strong Forest team. I'm expecting a good game with both teams getting on the score sheet, hopefully with our options on the bench we will have enough to either comeback or hang on to at least a point.


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