Norwich v Forest: Scottish Managers Battle It Out

Paul Lambert's sacking as Aston Villa manager may have left the Premier League without any Scottish bosses but two of his fellow countrymen have made startling impacts on their respective new teams after taking over earlier this year.

Wednesday night's game at home to Rotherham was Freedman's tenth as Nottingham Forest manager and the 2-0 victory was the seventh time his team had taken all three points with two draws and just a solitary defeat.

Play-off hopes have been revived by a manager who says he is loving life at the City Ground despite his initial contract running only until the summer.

He may be only 40-years-old but Freedman will be meeting a manager who is seven years younger in Norfolk on Saturday.

Headhunted from Hamilton Academical after taking them into the top-flight of Scottish football, Neil arrived at Norwich in January and guided the Canaries to eight wins in his first ten games to move them into the play-off places and also into the race for automatic promotion.