Scunthorpe United Vs Nottingham Forest, Sun 2 May 2010

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Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins will welcome back a number of defenders as his side prepare to host Nottingham Forest.

Michael Raynes and Jim McNulty (both ankle), Rob Jones (calf) and Marcus Williams (hamstring) all missed the 4-3 defeat to local rivals Doncaster, a game in which Adkins described his defence as "bitterly disappointing."

David Mirfin was substituted at half-time against Rovers after aggravating a pre-existing groin problem, however, all five are now back in contention to face Billy Davies` men after they came through training unscathed.

Adkins has no other injury or suspension problems as he bids to finish the season on a high note.

The Iron are guaranteed their place in next season`s Championship and though they just have pride to play for, Adkins will be going all out to win the game and will therefore name his strongest possible line-up.

Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies is likely to continue to make changes to his starting line-up.

The Scot has made five changes in each of the last two matches as he prepares his squad for the play-offs.

It means the likes of Joel Lynch, Joe Garner, David McGoldrick and Dele Adebola could get some more valuable match time, while Lewis McGugan and Garath McCleary will also be hoping for recalls.

Victory would guarantee Forest a third-place finish, although a draw could also be enough depending on Cardiff`s result at Derby.

The Reds are without an away win in nine games - losing eight of those - and will be keen to halt that run heading into the play-off.

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Doncaster Rovers
Dele Adebola
David McGoldrick
Marcus Williams
Scunthorpe United
David Mirfin
Cardiff City
Joe Garner
Michael Raynes
Derby County
Jim McNulty
Nottingham Forest
Garath McCleary
Joel Lynch
Lewis McGugan

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