Forest aim to avoid being Adams' first scalp

Adams, a one-time caretaker manager at the City Ground, took over at Bramall Lane just before the end of 2010, becoming the Blades fourth manager of the season in the process.

He has as yet however been unable to halt United's slide towards League One and is yet to taste the winning feeling at the club he supported as a youngster.

"The gaffer's working hard to get this first win and all the players are behind him," striker Richard Cresswell told BBC Radio Sheffield after revealing that the playing staff had held their own meeting in an attempt to boost morale.

"There are a lot of new players here and we want to instill some stability.

"There's a lot that's happened here in the last two years so we all got together and had a good chat."