November 24, 2012
Berra boost for Wolves
Team Stat Comparison
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Nottingham Forest|
|Goals for *||1.3||1.1|
|Goals against *||1.5||1.3|
|Last 5 home||L-W-L-W-W||L-D-D-D-W|
|Last 5 away||L-L-L-W-L||W-L-L-D-W|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Wolverhampton Wanderers | Nottingham Forest|
Wolves will be able to call upon the services of Christophe Berra for the visit of Nottingham Forest but skipper Karl Henry remains suspended.
Centre-back Berra was given his marching orders during the first half of last Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Watford but this week saw the red card rescinded upon appeal.
Midfielder Henry started a three-match ban at Vicarage Road and now continues that suspension against the Reds.
Otherwise, manager Stale Solbakken will not be boosted by the returns of any of his injured players.
Winger Razak Boukari has suffered a setback after his recent comeback from a hamstring problem and faces another two weeks out, while defender Georg Margreitter also made his return to training after a troublesome hip complaint only to be knocked unconscious, forcing him back to the sidelines.
Slawomir Peszko, Steven Mouyokolo, Wayne Hennessey (all knee), Stephen Hunt (hip), George Elokobi (ankle) and Jamie O'Hara (hernia) remain absent.
Nottingham Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll hopes to have Andy Reid and Jermaine Jenas available for the trip.
Winger Reid and central midfielder Jenas both limped off within five minutes of each other early in the second half of the 1-0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.
They were replaced by Henri Lansbury and Adlene Guedioura respectively, with the latter hoping he will be recalled to the starting line-up on his return to his former club.
Other options for O'Driscoll at Molineux include defender Daniel Ayala, midfielders James Coppinger and Lewis McGugan and former West Brom striker Simon Cox.
Alan Hutton will also be included in the squad after Forest snapped up the full-back on a loan deal from Aston Villa on Thursday.
Dan Harding has missed two games with a hamstring injury but the defender has resumed light training this week and could be included in the squad.