December 8, 2012
Ayala back for Forest
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.6||1.3|
|Goals against *||1.2||1.7|
|Last 5 home||L-D-D-D-W||W-D-W-D-L|
|Last 5 away||W-L-L-D-W||W-L-L-D-D|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Nottingham Forest | Burnley|
|3/15||H: Doncaster Rovers||3/12||A: Birmingham City|
|3/22||A: Derby County||3/15||H: Leeds United|
|3/25||H: Charlton Athletic||3/22||A: Charlton Athletic|
|3/29||A: Ipswich Town||3/25||H: Doncaster Rovers|
|4/5||H: Millwall||3/29||H: Leicester City|
Daniel Ayala is ready to return to the Nottingham Forest squad ahead of the visit of Burnley.
Defender Ayala, on loan from Norwich, missed the 2-1 home defeat to Hull last weekend due to illness.
Sean O'Driscoll's side came through that game without any new injury problems.
Defender Greg Halford (calf), midfielders Radoslaw Majewski (ankle) and Jermaine Jenas (calf) and striker Simon Cox (foot) were all absent against the Tigers and will remain on the sidelines for Saturday's match.
As well as Ayala, Reds boss O'Driscoll has defender Brendan Moloney, midfielders Guy Moussi, Henri Lansbury and Lewis McGugan and strikers Robbie Findley and Dexter Blackstock available should he wish to make any changes to his starting line up.
Burnley will be without defender Ben Mee.
Former Manchester City youth captain Mee completed 90 minutes in Sunday's 1-1 draw with fierce rivals Blackburn at Turf Moor but sustained medial knee ligament damage during the match and is now facing several weeks on the sidelines.
Danny Lafferty and Joseph Mills will contest the vacancy in Sean Dyche's starting XI, with Northern Ireland international Lafferty favourite to get the nod.
Elsewhere Dyche has no other injury or suspension worries as the Clarets look to extend their unbeaten run to four matches.
Wales international striker Sam Vokes came off the bench to seal a point against Rovers but may well have to settle for a place among the substitutes once more.