Date: 25th October 2014 at 9:37am
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The next test for Blackburn Rovers is the trip to Nottingham Forest today as we look to add to the first win we managed (on Tuesday) in the Championship in over a month.

Ipswich was a match we came through with a draw (a good draw) and as much as we made hard work of the Birmingham City win that win was the most important thing with Forest offering another really difficult test, which will be interesting to see how we stand up to things??

Only one win in the last four matches against Forest (a 3-0 win at Ewood Park on News Years Day last year is our only win since 2009) isn’t ideal form going into this but our win over Birmingham on Tuesday makes our recent form look a bit better.

After a flying start Forest have stuttered and are without a win in their last seven matches in all competitions, however, they’re still without a defeat at the City Ground and that adds to the size of our task.

Nottingham Forest don’t have any fresh problems after a draw with Watford and can bring Henri Lansbury (suspension) back if they wish. Danny Fox could also return but Andy Reid and Jack Hobbs are still injury absentees.

Rovers captain Grant Hanley (ankle) should give us another defensive option with him poised to return to action for Gary Bowyer after coming back to training after his injury playing for Scotland, we also have Matt Kilgallon (suspension) available too with Luke Varney (ankle sprain) available (not that I feel he adds much!!)

Jason Lowe (foot), Chris Brown (knee) and Tommy Spurr (groin) still sit out.

I’ve often bemoaned the draws, sometimes they’ve been positive in fairness but we’ve needed to turn some into wins, however, (depending on the circumstances) I’d be happy with a draw this afternoon (chances are we could well lose) but I’ll say we’ll get a draw from this match.

We’ll soon see if I’m right!!

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