Football: Weekend guide to the Premiership - Charlton v Nottingham Forest Last season: 4-2

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THE CHARLTON manager, Alan Curbishley, will be without defenders Eddie Youds and Richard Rufus for the relegation six-pointer with Nottingham Forest at The Valley. Youds is suffering with a knee injury while Rufus has broken his wrist, so Carl Tiler and Steve Brown are likely to be the centre-back pairing.

Ron Atkinson, the Nottingham Forest manager, will await news of a late fitness test on John Harkes before finalising his line-up. The experienced right-back missed last weekend's 3-1 defeat against Chelsea because of a calf injury but hopes to get the all clear to return.

Forest will definitely be without suspended pair Alan Rogers and Andy Johnson, while Jon Olav Hjelde and Hugo Porfirio are ruled out by groin and hamstring injuries respectively.

Stale Stensaas is likely to replace Rogers at left-back and Scot Gemmill is poised to take over from Johnson in midfield.

Charlton Athletic (from) Royce, Barnes, Barness, Beale, Bright, Brown, Fortune, Holmes, Hunt, Ilic, S Jones, K Jones, Kinsella, Konchesky, Lisbie,

Mendonca, Mills, Mortimer, Newton, Parker, Powell, Pringle, Redfearn, Robinson, Tiler, Toms.

Nottingham Forest (from): Beasant, Harkes, Louis-Jean, Chettle, Palmer, Edwards, Mattsson, Stensaas, Stone, Quashie, Gemmill, Bonalair, Van Hooijdonk, Darcheville, Shipperley, Bart-Williams, Freedman, Woan, Crossley.

Suspensions: Nottingham Forest: Johnson, Rogers.

Referee: S Lodge.