In spite of a good run of nine matches without defeats, interrupted in last round with a 3-0 loss against Birmingham, Preston remain only four points over relegation cause a disastrous start of season.
Guests never convincgly away ( 1-3-6 8/19 one of the worst away attack and second worst defense), and in last period problems with injuries become harder.
For this match topscorer Robinson ( 9g), Harrop ( midf. 4+4), Maguire ( att.3+3), Johnson ( midf.8+4 3g), remain all out and there are doubts over captain Clarcke ( def. 14), Pearson ( midf. 15) and Earl ( midf.7), first two already out in last two matches, the alst injuried in last round.
Forest has no so many problems, Figueiredo ( def. 10+2) and Fox ( def.14) remain out, but already in last round against Ipswich they gained a clean sheet, the fourth one in alst five matches.
Nottingham is the fifth best team and seventh one at home ( 5-4-1 13/8), undefeatd in last seven rounds and defeated only by leader Norwich since September.
Should have no great problems to win against a team that seems to return to standards of opening period of season, with important missings, weak away and that also in its best period met various teams of middle/low part of table.