Football - Davies hopeful on duo

Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies hopes to have Adlene Guedioura and Sam Hutchinson back in contention for the visit of Blackpool.

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Davies was disappointed by the performance of his team against Burnley on Monday. The Scot made six changes at Turf Moor as he looked to freshen up his side following the epic 2-2 home draw with Brighton two days before.

But Forest responded with a disjointed display and it took an injury-time penalty from Lewis McGugan to preserve the club's nine-match unbeaten run since Davies returned for his second spell in charge.

Midfielder Guedioura and defender Hutchinson were both left out of the squad altogether.

Guedioura's exclusion was on medical advice after the Algeria international was left with concussion following an off-the-ball clash with Brighton's Dean Hammond, while Hutchinson was stiff following his first game back from a lengthy injury absence.

Davies hopes both players will come back into the squad for Saturday's game.

Centre-half Danny Collins, midfielder Radoslaw Majewski and strikers Simon Cox and Darius Henderson could be recalled after dropping out of the team against Burnley.

Defender Dan Harding and midfielder Jonathan Greening are also options for Davies.

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