DRFC - Doncaster v Forest preview
Doncaster Rovers entertain Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night in a crucial six pointer at the bottom of the table.
Rovers leapfrogged back above Forest on Saturday with a draw at Burnley, another game that Rovers managed to dominate but couldn`t find the back of the net.
The last time Rovers played at home they finally brought to an end a run of thirteen games without a win when beating Ipswich 1-0.
Recent form: DWLDLL
Forest lost at home on Saturday evening against Norwich City 2-1.
The last time Forest went on their travels they managed a 2-2 draw at Bristol City.
Recent Form: LDDDWL
Sam Hird was replaced in the first half on Saturday but there have been no news as to whether it was through injury or a tactical switch.
There are no other fresh injuries for Rovers.
Nottingham Forest manager Colin Calderwood says three or four players are carrying knocks after the weekend defeat but he will not reveal who the players are.
Rob Earnshaw looks set to miss out again after suffering an injury before Saturday`s game.
Lewis McGugan is available again after serving his three match ban.
The clubs have met a total of sixteen times at Doncaster, Forest were Rovers last ever opponents at Belle Vue when the home side ran out 1-0 winners.
Forest fans will remember with glee their 8-0 mauling of Rovers at Belle Vue in the League Cup in Rovers ill fated 1997/98 season.
In recent years Rovers have a good record against their visitors winning three of the last four games between the sides home and away.
Forest do have the better record at Doncaster though winning nine to Doncaster`s five with two games being drawn.
Full history at Doncaster (League unless stated)
1935/36 Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Nottingham Forest
1935/36 Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Nottingham Forest FA Cup
1936/37 Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Nottingham Forest
1947/48 Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Nottingham Forest
1951/52 Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Nottingham Forest
1952/53 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Nottingham Forest
1953/54 Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Nottingham Forest
1954/55 Doncaster Rovers 0-3 Nottingham Forest
1955/56 Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Nottingham Forest FA Cup
1955/56 Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Nottingham Forest
1956/57 Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Nottingham Forest
1997/98 Doncaster Rovers 0-8 Nottingham Forest
2004/05 Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Nottingham Forest
2005/06 Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Nottingham Forest
2006/07 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Nottingham Forest
2007/08 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Nottingham Forest
Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.