Forest Vs Owls: Team news

Last updated : 27 January 2009 By Chris Morris

Sheffield Wednesday make the short trip to Nottingham Forest this evening for the first time in over 6 years as they go in search of only their third away win of the season.

The Owls are boosted by the news that Lewis Buxton is available following the completion of a permanent move to Hillsborough for the defender.

Striker Leon Clarke and experienced utility man Steve Watson could both come back into the squad but it would be a surprise if the Owls made any changes to a starting eleven that beat Charlton so convincingly last time out.

The home side will definitely be forced to make one change from the team that faced bitter rivals Derby in the F.A. Cup last Friday.

Wide-man Paul Anderson dislocated a shoulder in the 1-1 draw and is set to be replaced by either Garath McCleary or Arron Davies.

Chris Cohen and Joel Lynch are also doubtful but centre-back Wes Morgan could return having missed the last game on compassionate grounds.

Forest are on a fine run of form with 4 wins from 6 previous outings and they have clawed their way out of the Championship relegation zone. Wednesday on the other hand have just one victory in the same period and have not won an away game in their last 4 attempts.

The Owls last visit to the city ground ended in a 4-0 defeat towards the beginning of the 2002/03 season, a campaign which saw the club relegated. Prior to that, the Owls had recorded back-to-back 1-0 victories in Nottingham. A Wednesday victory would complete a double over their hosts following a well contested 1-0 win at Hillsborough back in September.