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Nottingham Forest Vs Doncaster Rovers, Sat 12 Mar 2011

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Nathan Tyson could return to the Nottingham Forest squad for the visit of Doncaster.

The forward has missed the last five matches with an ankle problem.

He was in the travelling party for the defeat to Sheffield United on Tuesday night but did not make the matchday squad as he had only resumed full training the previous day.

Loan signing Kris Boyd is in line for his home debut having come on as a substitute at Bramall Lane.

The Scotland striker is one of many attacking options should boss Billy Davies wish to make changes, with Robert Earnshaw, Lewis McGugan, Garath McCleary and Radoslaw Majewski all available for recalls.

Forest, who lost their long unbeaten home record in the Championship against Hull last weekend, go into the game having suffered back-to-back league defeats for the first time in a year. The Reds have not been beaten in three successive league matches since March 2009.

Doncaster will be without leading goalscorer Billy Sharp.

The 16-goal striker will undergo surgery to resolve a long-standing hernia problem and could miss the rest of the season, although he aims to be back for the final month.

Fellow forward James Hayter made a timely return in the midweek draw with Coventry, grabbing a late equaliser after being out since early February with a calf injury and he should start again, with Dean Shiels in contention to step in for Sharp.

Midfielders John Oster (calf) and Paul Keegan (knee) and on-loan Southampton defender Joe Mills (foot) all missed out on Tuesday night but could return to the squad.

On-loan goalkeeper Ben Alnwick is expected to start on the bench again as back-up for Gary Woods following his recent arrival from Tottenham.

Number one Neil Sullivan is still struggling with a shin problem and defenders James Chambers (hamstring), James O'Connor (foot) and Mustapha Dumbuya (knee) remain out.

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John Oster
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Nathan Tyson
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Mustapha Dumbuya
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Ben Alnwick
Garath McCleary
Radoslaw Majewski
Dean Shiels
James O'Connor
Neil Sullivan
Lewis McGugan
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