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Nottingham Forest team news: Karanka could hand duo debuts

Nottingham Forest team news: Karanka could hand duo debuts

Nottingham Forest will welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the City Ground on Wednesday evening as they look to improve on their Championship form.

Aitor Karanka’s side have had a poor start to the campaign and would have been looking to have been higher up the table following the vast amount of signings they made over the summer.

And, according to a match preview by Sky Sports, the Tricky Trees could look to hand a couple of their latest additions their first run outs for the side.

Claudio Yacob could be one of those as he recently agreed to join them on a two-year deal following his release from West Bromwich Albion.

Panagiotis Tachtsidis is another who could look to debut after he arrived as a free agent from Olympiacos.

Michael Dawson will be hoping that he will make an appearance for Forest after he missed their last match with a calf injury, although four will remain unavailable for Karanka.

Sam Bryam, Juan Rafael Fuentes and Hillal Soudani are all out with long-term injuries whilst striker Daryl Murphy is out with a groin problem.

The Verdict:

Forest have lost the last five meetings against Sheffield Wednesday and Karanka will be looking for his team to end that poor run immediately.

The Reds could look to hand out debuts to both Yacob and Tachtsidis on Wednesday as the pressure looks to build on the Spaniard after a poor start to the campaign.

Dawson could be a boost to the side as they look to start a run of six matches in three weeks that include the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Stoke City, Millwall and Middlesbrough.

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