Crucial week for Reds

Steve Cotterill's side begin an important 7 days with a trip north on Saturday to Oakwell, in confident mood after wins over Coventry City and a massive success last week at St. Andrews against Birmingham City.

Forest's main injury concern is on loan defender Danny Higginbotham who limped off at St.Andew's with hamstring trouble.

The Reds are 3 points above the drop zone and look to improve their points total at Barnsley and in their two home games next week against fellow strugglers Doncaster Rovers and Millwall.

Barnsley should not be underestimated as they have beaten Reading, Leicester and won home and away against Leeds United.