Swansea City Vs Nottingham Forest, Sat 12 Dec 2009

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Swansea will hand a late fitness test to Craig Beattie ahead of their home clash against Nottingham Forest.

The Scotland international striker has missed the past two league games with a knee injury and should he fail to be fit one of Gorka Pintado, Lee Trundle or Besian Idrizaj will take his place.

Swans boss Paulo Sousa will be boosted by the return of defender Alan Tate, who was suspended for the 2-2 draw with Peterborough last weekend.

However, the game is set to come too soon for Tate`s defensive partner Garry Monk. He is expected to remain sidelined for the next 10 days with a calf injury.

Midfielder Thomas Butler was substituted in the 64th minute of the game at London Road with a knee injury and is out.

Mark Gower (hamstring), Stephen Dobbie (ankle) and long-term absentee Ferrie Bodde (knee) remain sidelined.

Nottingham Forest

Guy Moussi could return to the Forest squad. The French midfielder has resumed training following a three-match lay-off with an ankle injury.

Luke Chambers will be hoping to keep his place in the side having been recalled against Sheffield United.

Chambers, who had sat out eight matches after losing his place in the centre of defence to Kelvin Wilson, lined up at right-back for the goalless draw at Bramall Lane.

Fellow defender Julian Bennett (knee) remains the only player unavailable to boss Billy Davies, who will be back in the dug-out in south Wales after a virus forced the Scot to miss Tuesday night's game.

Fourth-placed Forest will be looking to extend their 12-match unbeaten run against the team immediately below them in the Championship table.

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Julian Bennett
Alan Tate
Guy Moussi
Mark Gower
Stephen Dobbie
Craig Beattie
Thomas Butler
Gorka Pintado
Ferrie Bodde
Luke Chambers
Nottingham Forest
Kelvin Wilson
Besian Idrizaj
Lee Trundle
Garry Monk
Swansea City

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