Forest on the march to Middlesbrough

Excellent form on the road has persuaded the travelling army that Forest can bring home a result from pre-season promotion favourites Middlesbrough.

Those promotion hopes have taken something of a nosedive in recent weeks, both before and after the sacking of Gareth Southgate.

New boss Gordon Strachan has not enjoyed any kind of honeymoon period, losing both of his games in charge 1-0.

He will be boosted however by news that hard-man defender Emanuel Pogatetz could make a dramatic return to action at the weekend just weeks after breaking a cheekbone.