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Former Swansea City star is one of only seventeen players at Riga's disposal

Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce relishes one of the biggest games of his career

New Forest manager preparing for opening game against Blackpool

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough looks on from the touchline

FA Cup: Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's fifth round fixture

Gus Poyet gestures during last weekend's 2-2 draw with Southampton

Transfer news: Sunderland recall Connor Wickham to help battle against relegation

The Black Cats remain in the relegation places despite an upturn in form

Lukas Podolski scored twice for Arsenal against Coventry in the fourth round

FA Cup draw: Premier League top four Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool meet in fifth round

The draw pits the current Premier League top four against each other

Guly Do Prado celebrates having scored from the penalty spot in Southampton's win over Yeovil

Southampton 2 Yeovil 0 match report: Yeovil fail to test Saints resolve – unlike United’s bid for Luke Shaw

Nicola Cortese's exit as chief executive was followed by a training ground bust-up but Guly Do Prado and Sam Gallagher give Saints a sense of relief despite reported offer for left-back

Djamel Abdoun of Nottingham Forest, centre, takes on Paul Gallagher, left, and David Buchanan of Preston North End

Nottingham Forest 0 Preston North End 0: Forest left frustrated as Simon Grayson's strategy has the edge on Billy Davies

Nottingham Forest may have swept aside Sam Allardyce’s beleaguered West Ham to claim a Premier League scalp in the third round but Preston of League One proved an altogether tougher nut to crack in last night’s FA Cup fourth-round tie her.

Andy Reid celebrates during Nottingham Forest's 5-0 FA Cup win over West Ham

FA Cup: Nottingham Forest v Preston match preview

A look ahead to this week’s FA Cup fourth round match at City Ground

Mark Robins says he realised he really wanted to be a manager after overseeing a 5-1 home defeat

Life Beyond the Premier League: Mark Robins’ FA Cup pedigree should pay off for Huddersfield

Mark Robins says he realised he really wanted to be a manager after overseeing a 5-1 home defeat

Jamaal Lascelles

Everton fined for approaching Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles in 2010

The club has also been warned as to their future conduct

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko celebrates after scoring their 100th goal of the season in the win over Cardiff

Capital One Cup: West Ham v Manchester City match preview

A look ahead to this week’s League Cup semi-final at Upton Park

Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic could make his awaited return from injury in the League Cup semi-final second leg against West Ham

West Ham v Manchester City: Fringe duo Stevan Jovetic and Jack Rodwell could make return in Capital One Cup

Both Jovetic and Rodwell have been hampered by injury this season meaning they have missed the majority of City's impressive run of form

Round-up: Charlie Austin double lifts QPR to second

Charlie Austin’s double lifted Queens Park Rangers to second in the Championship after a 2-1 home victory over Huddersfield Town yesterday.

Charlie Austin scored twice to give QPR a 2-1 win over Huddersfield

Championship round-up: Charlie Austin lifts QPR to second as Leicester run for promotion continues

David Nugent struck late to keep Leicester top of the Championship with QPR and Burnley in hot pursuit

Arsene Wenger was delighted with the way his Arsenal side showed they are 'mentally ready for a fight' in the 2-1 win at Aston Villa

Arsenal midfield rotation is key for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners' Premier League title hopes

Wenger feels he has enough options to keep his side's 'engine' fresh without weakening their performance

Transfer news: Arsenal and Newcastle United to fight for Nottingham Forest youngster Jamaal Lascelles - reports

The 20-year-old has attracted Premier League interest

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