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How will Nottingham Forest line up against Huddersfield Town?

Some speculation regarding the team selection right here.

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Remember where you were on 13th December 2000?

No. Of course you don't. It's likely though that you were one the 28, 372 that rocked up to the City Ground on a cold Wednesday evening to watch Forest get utterly dismantled by a Huddersfield team that eventually tumbled out of the division. They lost 3-1.

If memory serves correctly, there was some sort of ticket promotion - most likely a fiver to get through the gates. Forest were going pretty well until three goals in eight minutes made 28,000 or so people suddenly realise how bitterly cold the night air was. Kevin Gallen got two and the wonderfully monikered Peter Ndlovu weighed in with the other - just in case you were wondering. A young lad by the name of Andy Reid pulled one back, notching up his second Forest goal after his first just a few weeks earlier against Sheffield United.

David Platt's (yes - him) team then lost their next three games and endured a miserable end to the season, chalking up only two wins from their last ten games. Miserable.

The point being? None really. Just that those rotten Huddersfield lot have form of turning up and spoiling the party. To be fair though, this was 16 years ago and pretty much every team ever has at some time rocked up to a party drunk, left a fag mark on the sofa and smashed a glass or two. It happens.

On the bright side though, we will be spared the sight of Gary Jones waddling around the pitch tomorrow.

The team tomorrow? Well, the defence copies and pastes itself but from there, it gets trickier. Maybe something like this: