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Preview: Nottm Forest v Bolton

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After getting out of the bottom three last weekend, Bolton travel to the City Ground tomorrow in the latest attempt to try and get their first Championship away win since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. But recent trips to Nottingham Forest have invariably ended in disappointment, and under Mark Warburton they look better than they have done in recent seasons.

Vital Quotes:

“We`d spoken before the Barnsley game about not wanting this to be a relegation battle between four teams, we have got to get other teams involved. And I think there is a belief among the lads that we can do that, and use this momentum.”

Phil Parkinson in the Bolton News. We could theoretically drag Hull and Barnsley into this.

Nottingham Forest Team News:

Danny Fox and perennial sick-note Chris Cohen will both likely miss the game. Zach Clough hasn`t been getting regular football, so it`s unlikely we`ll face him save for a substitute appearance.

Player to watch: Kieran Dowell

In a Forest side full of young attackers, this is one player to watch in particular. Dowell is on loan from Everton, and would probably play behind a striker, but has seven goals for himself. His standout performance came at Hull, where he bagged a hat-trick, including one wonderstrike. When Ronald Koeman was sacked by the Toffees, they tried to recall him.

Bolton Wanderers Team News:

David Wheater could return to the side after serving his suspension. Even though a couple of fifth yellow cards were clocked up last weekend, that was just after the amnesty, so Wanderers have no suspension or new injury worries for this one.

In managerial team news, Phil Parkinson has avoided a touchline ban after his sending off at Wolves

Player to watch: Mark Little

I don`t know who to pick really, but Little must be really exuding confidence after his performance last week, so hopefully he can reach, or even nearly reach that level of performance tomorrow.

Match Facts & Stats

Bolton`s last away win at Forest came in 2001, when Gareth Farrelly and Dean Holdsworth scored in a 2-0 win.

Since then though, Bolton are winless in eight games against tomorrow`s opponents, conceding at least three goals in each of the last three trips to the City Ground.

Nottingham Forest have yet to draw a league game this season.

Forest have won four of their last five at home, a loss to Cardiff being the only blot on the copybook. Bolton have drawn three and lost two of their last five away games,

Match Prediction:

I think this will be an away defeat, again. 3-1 to Forest

Next Fixtures:

Two home games before Christmas, against Burton and Cardiff

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