N Forest v Sheff Utd preview
Last Updated: 29/09/17 4:22pm
Nottingham Forest will hope to head into the international break on a positive note against in-form Sheffield United but they will try to do so without Matt Mills.
Mills received his fifth yellow card of the season in the home defeat to Fulham, the Reds fifth loss in six Championship games, and the defender will serve a one-match suspension on Saturday. Full-back Danny Fox has been nursing a minor niggle recently but he could come back into contention.
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Forest boss Mark Warburton has options should he wish to make changes with the likes of Barrie McKay, Ben Brereton and Andreas Bouchalakis in particular pushing for recalls.
Sheffield United striker Clayton Donaldson is back in contention after being sidelined for four matches due to a hamstring injury. Donaldson scored twice on his Blades debut in the win at Sunderland earlier this month and boss Chris Wilder confirmed he will be in the squad.
Defender Enda Stevens has been cleared to resume after being forced off at half-time in the midweek win against Wolves. Midfielder Kieron Freeman remains doubtful after missing the last two games due to a hip injury as the Blades chase a seventh win in eight league matches.
Forest have won one of their last nine matches against the Blades in all competitions (D5 L3).
Sheffield United have only won one of their last 13 away league matches at the City Ground in the second tier (D5 L7).
Nottingham Forest have lost five of their last six league games (W1), conceding at least twice in each defeat but keeping a clean sheet in the victory.
The Blades have won their last three away league games, last winning four in a row on the road in March 2013.
At home, Nottingham Forest have lost each of their last three league games. They've not lost four in a row at the City Ground since May 2015.
This is the first time Sheffield United will play a Championship match having started that day in the top two of the division since their final match of the 2005/06 season before they gained promotion to the Premier League.
What a dream week it's been for Sheffield United. They were fantastic against Sheffield Wednesday last Sunday, while they were both good and fortuitous against Wolves in midweek. But they're riding on the crest of a wave and Chris Wilder has got some real momentum going.
I think they can go to the City Ground and get a result against a Nottingham Forest side that have been struggling a bit in the past couple of weeks. Blades win.
Prutton predicts: 0-2 (12/1 with Sky Bet)