Derby County Vs Nottingham Forest, Sat 30 Jan 2010

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Derby boss Nigel Clough has no fresh injury concerns as he prepares for the visit of fierce East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest.

Clough will go head-to-head will Billy Davies as the Scot returns to Pride Park for the first time since parting ways with County back in November 2007, however their need for points could not be more different.

Forest will be looking to move level with leaders Newcastle while the Rams will merely be looking to put precious breathing space between themselves and the bottom three.

DJ Campbell returned to start Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Plymouth and he is in line to make the final appearance of his loan spell against Forest, although Clough is currently in talks with parent club Leicester about extending his stay.

Rob Hulse is certain to start in attack after his impressive display at Home Park, but whether Campbell gets the nod alongside him from the off remains to be seen.

January arrival Russell Anderson is again ready and waiting for his first start since joining the club but Miles Addison (foot), Lee Croft, Lee Hendrie (both hamstring) and Dean Leacock (knee) remain sidelined.

Wes Morgan is Nottingham Forest's only injury concern ahead of the trip to Pride Park to face East Midlands rivals Derby.

The centre-half was forced off with a slight knock midway through the second half of Tuesday night's 5-0 demolition of QPR.

Forest are still assessing the extent of the problem and have not ruled him out of the clash.

James Perch is likely to continue at left-back after Nicky Shorey returned to Aston Villa following his loan spell.

Reds boss Billy Davies will be making his first return to Pride Park since his departure as Derby manager in November 2007. The Scot missed the FA Cup tie between the two sides last season as his son was ill in hospital.

Forest will be looking to extend their incredible unbeaten league run to 20 matches with a first-ever victory at Pride Park, having been unable to win on their previous six visits.

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