Midfielder Paul Anderson and striker Robert Earnshaw are doubts for Nottingham Forest ahead of the visit of Coca-Cola Championship play-off rivals Cardiff.

Both players missed the 1-1 draw at Bristol City with Achilles and back problems respectively and will continue to be monitored.

Boss Billy Davies could make changes as the Reds go in search of a 13th successive home league win that could guarantee them a top-six finish.

Victory will be enough to secure a play-off spot for Forest if Leicester lose at home to QPR or Blackpool fail to beat Doncaster at Bloomfield Road.

Davies could recall either Garath McCleary, Joe Garner, Nathan Tyson, Dexter Blackstock, Lewis McGugan or Radoslaw Majewski should he wish to freshen up his starting line-up.

Cardiff boss Dave Jones will again be without Gabor Gyepes.

Gyepes has been ruled out for three to four weeks due to a hamstring tear so makeshift centre-back Darcy Blake will continue to deputise.

Full-back Mark Kennedy and winger Chris Burke (both hamstring) are missing, while long-term absentees Chris Burke, Kevin McNaughton and Mark Hudson also remain on the sidelines.

However, Joe Ledley should step up his return from injury with another place on the bench after coming on as a second-half substitute in Saturday`s dramatic 2-1 win over fierce rivals Swansea.

The Bluebirds are eight points clear of seventh-placed Blackpool with five games remaining and will hope to move closer to cementing a play-off spot.

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