Six out as Forest go for six in a row

Guy Moussi, Dexter Blackstock, Robert Earnshaw, Joel Lynch, James Perch and Julian Bennett are unavailable for the division's in-form side as they look to lay down another marker in the race for promotion and/or a play-off place.

"Hopefully we'll get through training today and be ready with a very strong side," Davies told the official club website on Friday.

A run of five games unbeaten, including a 1-0 win at West Brom, looked to have kickstarted the Eagles' season but they were beaten at Leicester on Tuesday and remain in the bottom half of the table.

Last season's corresponding fixture, just under a year ago, ended in a 2-1 win for the Reds, Matt Thornhill netting a late winner.