Blues sign two ahead of Forest clash

The busiest side in the country this season with their involvement in the Europa League on top of domestic commitments, Blues have shown no signs of flagging of late, drawing at Chelsea in the FA Cup last weekend before a 3-1 win at Barnsley made it 15 games unbeaten.

Chris Hughton has added to his options this week, raiding cash-strapped Portsmouth for Norwegian forward Erik Huseklepp and snapping Spurs winger Andros Townsend after he ended his loan spell at Leeds.

Both come into contention for an immediate debut against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.