Preview: Nottingham Forest vs. Millwall

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NEW signing Adam Smith is expected to make his Millwall debut at Nottingham Forest on Saturday after arriving on a three-month loan from Tottenham.

With Alan Dunne set to serve a one-match ban and the versatile Jack Smith still struggling with a muscle injury, Spurs youngster Smith should slot straight into Kenny Jackett's starting line-up at right-back.

Defender Shane Lowry will continue at left-back in Jack Smith’s absence after an assured display against Huddersfield Town.



Jackett is unlikely to make any further changes to his team following the impressive 4-0 victory over the Terriers as the Lions look to extend their six-match unbeaten run.

Defender Mark Beevers will continue his partnership with Danny Shittu in the centre of defence after the Sheffield Wednesday loanee extended his spell at the club until January.

Karleigh Osborne is touch and go to recover from an injury sustained prior to the 3-3 draw against Birmingham City ten days ago.



Skipper Paul Robinson is edging closer to full fitness as he tries to overcome a pelvic injury, but he is unlikely to return to first-team action for the foreseeable future.

Striker John Marquis remains sidelined with a thigh injury, however forward Shaun Batt should be available again after a calf strain.

Forest are expected to hand loan signing Elliott Ward his full debut following his arrival from Norwich City last week.

With Greg Halford unavailable through suspension and Daniel Ayala struggling with a hamstring problem, Ward is expected to deputise in their absence.

Midfielder Adlene Guedioura should return to the squad having served a two-match ban, however the versatile Sam Hutchinson is unavailable due to a knee injury. Henri Lansbury and Marcus Tudgay remain sidelined.

Boss Sean O’Driscoll could be tempted to give Jermaine Jenas his first start at the club since 2002 following his impressive goalscoring cameo in last Saturday’s victory at Barnsley.

The Tottenham loanee has had his spell at the club extended until January.

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