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Nottingham Forest Vs Crystal Palace, Tue 23 Mar 2010

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Nottingham Forest will have George Boyd available for the visit of Crystal Palace.

The on-loan winger was ineligible to face his parent club at the weekend as the Reds claimed a 1-0 win over Peterborough.

But James Perch is a doubt after sustaining an ankle injury against Posh and if he fails to recover in time Luke Chambers, his replacement on Saturday, could deputise.

Captain Paul McKenna (ankle), defenders Julian Bennett (knee) and Joel Lynch (thigh) and forward Garath McCleary (knee) continue to battle against their respective injuries as the Reds look to continue their formidable home form.

Robert Earnshaw scored the only goal against Peterborough as Billy Davies' men secured an 11th successive home win in the Championship.

Palace will check on Nathaniel Clyne ahead of the trip.

The young full-back missed Saturday's 2-2 draw at Blackpool due to a groin injury with Lee Hills taking his place in the starting line-up.

Goalkeeper Julian Speroni should be fine despite suffering a nasty gash to his leg and midfielder Neil Danns will play despite an ongoing back problem.

Claude Davis is in the middle of a three-match ban but fellow centre-half Paddy McCarthy is on the comeback trail after nearly five months out following a shoulder op and could be involved.

Boss Paul Hart returns to the club he managed between 2001 and 2004 with his current side in the relegation zone.

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Peterborough United
Julian Bennett
Lee Hills
Football
Championship
Robert Earnshaw
Paul McKenna
Neil Danns
Julian Speroni
Luke Chambers
Nottingham Forest
George Boyd
Garath McCleary
Claude Davis
Crystal Palace
Joel Lynch
Blackpool
Liverpool
James Perch
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