Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday: Team News

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Last updated : 11 March 2016

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Nottingham Forest hope Nelson Oliveira will shake off a groin injury in time to line up against Sheffield Wednesday.

The forward, on loan from Benfica, scored what proved to be the winning goal at home to Preston in midweek but then had to be substituted in the second half.

Oliver Burke has had a special cast made to protect his broken hand but the teenage winger is still awaiting the green light from the club's medical staff to play.

He could more likely be involved at Hull next Tuesday while Jamie Ward (hamstring) and Henri Lansbury (ankle) look to be on course to return to face East Midlands rivals Derby on March 19.

Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri is available after serving a two-game ban for his second dismissal of the season in the recent draw at Hull.

Head coach Carlos Carvalhal could be tempted to recall Forestieri straight back into his starting line-up as the Owls chase their first league win in six matches.

Carvalhal, who has no new injury or suspension problems, made six changes for the goalless midweek draw at Brighton and defenders Jack Hunt, Daniel Pudil and Michael Turner, plus wingers Aiden McGeady and Ross Wallace are all pushing for recalls.

Midfielder Sam Hutchinson has had two injections in his knee and hopes to continue after playing the full 90 minutes on Tuesday night.

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