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Moussi returns for vital clash

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Guy Moussi will return to the Nottingham Forest squad for the second leg of the Championship play-off semi-final against Blackpool at the City Ground.

The French midfielder is back in contention after a groin problem ruled him out of the first leg.

Captain Paul McKenna and fellow midfielder Chris Cohen returned to the side at Bloomfield Road and will keep their places after coming through the game unscathed.

McKenna made his first appearance since early March after recovering from knee ligament damage while Cohen, who scored on Saturday, was back after a bout of mumps.

Leading scorer Robert Earnshaw is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up.

Forest must overturn a 2-1 deficit if they are to reach the final at Wembley on May 22.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has no fresh concerns.

Striker DJ Campbell was passed fit for Saturday's first-leg showdown at Bloomfield Road after an injury scare as Holloway named an unchanged starting line-up.

He will be reluctant to make any alterations at the City Ground as the Seasiders bid to book a final spot at Wembley against Leicester or Cardiff.

Holloway said: "Our badge says 'Progress' and I think we're making progress. We've probably made far too much but you can't help how good your team is."

Striker Stephen McPhee and defender Danny Coid remain sidelined through injury and Hameur Bouazza is still out because of a groin problem.

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Guy Moussi
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Danny Coid
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