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Nottingham Forest Vs Norwich City, Sat 28 Aug 2010

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Nottingham Forest`s main fitness concern ahead of the visit of Norwich surrounds captain Paul McKenna.

The midfielder withdrew from last weekend`s game against Reading after feeling discomfort in a hamstring during the warm-up at the Madejski Stadium.

The problem is not thought to be serious and McKenna hopes to get the green light to play but, with a two-week international break following this weekend`s fixtures, boss Billy Davies will not take any unnecessary risks.

Kelvin Wilson is fit to play despite suffering a broken nose against Reading, but fellow defender Chris Gunter remains unavailable as he serves the second game of a three-match ban.

Striker David McGoldrick is continuing his rehabilitation after shoulder surgery and is expected to be back in contention after the international break.

Norwich could hand a debut to defender Leon Barnett.

Barnett has arrived on loan from Premier League side West Brom and he could start in place of Michael Nelson.

Nelson picked up an ankle injury in the closing stages of last Saturday`s 2-0 win over Swansea and is set for several weeks on the sidelines after a scan.

Manager Paul Lambert made several changes for the midweek Carling Cup defeat at Blackburn and will recall a host of players for the trip to the City Ground.

Goalkeeper John Ruddy, Andrew Surman, Chris Martin and Korey Smith should all come back into the side.

Former Rangers left-back Steven Smith will have to wait for his first start as he is still recovering from an ankle injury while fellow defender Zak Whitbread is still not ready.

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