Football: Weekend guide to the Premiership - Coventry v Nottm Forest Last season: No fixture

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COVENTRY LEFT-BACK David Burrows is likely to make his first Premiership start for 10 weeks when the Sky Blues face fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest. Burrows has recovered from a hamstring injury and his return is welcome as George Boateng and Steve Froggatt are both suspended after reaching five yellow cards each. Paul Telfer and John Aloisi are also expected to feature in the starting line-up.

Nottingham Forest's caretaker manager, Micky Adams, has a fully fit squad at his disposal. Adams, appointed following the midweek sacking of Dave Bassett, has promised to make changes to the starting line-up but is refusing to give any clues. Striker Pierre van Hooijdonk will, however, return to the starting line-up after serving a three-match ban. "If the lads want to dedicate anything they get from the game to Dave, it's down to them but I'd like to think they'd do it for themselves," Adams said yesterday. "They've got to get themselves going again. I think there's enough spirit and ability in the team to dig themselves out of the position they're in."

COVENTRY CITY (from): Hedman, Nilsson, Shaw, Williams, Burrows, Telfer, McAllister, Soltvedt, Aloisi, Whelan, Huckerby, Breen, Jackson, P Hall, Edworthy, Shilton, Boland, Ogrizovic.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST (from): Beasant, Lyttle, Louis-Jean Bonalair, Rogers, Armstrong, Chettle, Hjelde, Stone, Johnson, Gemmill, Quashie, Bart-Williams, Van Hooijdonk, Freedman, Harewood, Darcheville, Shipperley, Hodges, Gray, Crossley.

Suspensions: Coventry: Boateng, Froggatt.

Referee: P Jones.

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