Nottingham Forest Vs Swansea City, Sat 6 Mar 2010

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George Boyd is poised to make his debut for Nottingham Forest against promotion rivals Swansea.

Boyd, who has joined on-loan from Championship rivals Peterborough until the end of the season, can operate as a striker but is more effective on the left wing and that is where he is likely to launch his stay at the City Ground.

Fellow forward Garath McCleary comes back into the reckoning after serving a three-match suspension.

Defender Julian Bennett, who signed a one-year contract extension this week, will not be considered so soon after making his return from a 14-month lay-off with knee ligament damage.

Third-placed Forest are chasing a 10th successive home league victory against the team immediately below them in the table.

Swansea boss Paulo Sousa has a long list of injury concerns to contend.

Ferrie Bodde has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a recurrence of the cruciate knee ligament injury that had already sidelined him for the last five months.

Bodde hobbled off just 29 minutes into his comeback game against Peterborough on Saturday and will require surgery again.

There is some good news for the Swans with Darren Pratley, who was also forced off injured at the weekend with a knee injury, back fit and available for selection.

Cedric van der Gun missed the victory over Peterborough despite recovering from a hamstring problem but is again available after coming through training this week, while Craig Beattie will be hoping to retain his place in the squad after coming off the bench to feature against Posh following his recovery from a foot problem.

But captain Garry Monk (calf), Joe Allen (knee), Andrea Orlandi (hamstring), Jordi Lopez (ankle), Albert Serran (hamstring), Fede Bessone (calf) all remain sidelined and are unlikely to return in the near future, while Gorka Pintado serves the second instalment of his four-match suspension.

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Peterborough United
Julian Bennett
Darren Pratley
Joe Allen
Craig Beattie
Albert Serran
Gorka Pintado
Jordi Lopez
Ferrie Bodde
Nottingham Forest
George Boyd
Garath McCleary
Andrea Orlandi
Garry Monk
Swansea City

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