Top ref for Blackpool clash

The experienced official is in his last season in the Select Group of referees, from which referees for Premiership matches are taken.

The all-ticket trip to Blackpool will be another tough game for a Forest side low on confidence after Tuesday night's reverse at MK Dons.

New manager Simon Grayson has been busy in the transfer market recently and has been rewarded with two impressive league wins in a row, against Doncaster at home and last Saturday at Hartlepool.