A match report for the clash between Watford and Nottingham Forest.
Where: Vicarage Road, Watford
When: August 25, 2013 13:15 ko
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Watford will have defenders Marco Cassetti and Joel Ekstrand returning for the visit of Billy Davies’ high flyers. Cassetti sat out of last weekend’s 3-3 draw at Reading with a foot injury whilst Ekstrand (ankle) was forced off at half-time.
However Nyron Nosworthy (Achilles) and Tommie Hoban (ankle) are long-term absentees and will miss out. Other than that Gianfranco Zola has a full bill of health and will look to leapfrong Forest out of second place.
Meanwhile, Forest will have Strikers Darius Henderson and Simon Cox returning into contention and they will be a boost to the side as they look to continue their 100% record start to the Championship season.
Henderson missed the 3-0 home win over Bolton last weekend with a thigh strain, whilst Cox was forced to sit out the last two matches since suffering ankle ligament damage.
Davies was forced to play defender Greg Halford up front against due to his striker shortage.
Djamel Abdoun was included in the squad for the first time against the Trotters following his summer arrival from Olympiacos and the Algeria international winger will hope to hit the ground running.