MATCHDAY LIVE: Bolton Wanderers 1 v Nottingham Forest 1
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BD - "The only thing we are lacking at the moment is that clinical finishing"
BD - "Me and the Chairman sat down at the begining of the season that the plan was to stay in the mix until January and then bring in some firepower"
BD - "To concede a goal from a set-play is very disappointing"
BD - "In the end a point is a point away from home"
BD - "Frantic game off football that could have gone either way"
Billy Davies is now on his way to the presser...
DF - "We had Forest rattled at the end. That was due to our commitment to play good football and put them under pressure"
DF - "I was disappointed for both sets of fans about the amount of time-wasting that took place and feel it needs to be stamped on, but overall I thought the referee had a good game"
DF - "It looks like a little tweak in the back of his hamstring but we will have a closer look at it on Monday" - regarding Beckford injury
DF - "I am delighted for the response of the players after the setback in the first-half"
"I thought we created enough opportunities in the first-half to have a couple of goals lead"
Dougie Freedman is first up
The managers should be here any minute now...
Going to have some live updates from inside the post-match press conference - stay tuned!
The referee brings the game to an end. The final score is Bolton Wanderers one, Nottingham Forest one.
Moritz is caught offside latching onto the end of Mills' long pass
Knight with a last-ditch tackle as Forest broke three-on-one
Henderson is booked for a high challenge on Spearing - he is very fortunate that was only a yellow!
The corner comes to nothing and the visitors waste more time by changing throw-in takers
Paterson dances around a number of Bolton defenders and tried to sneak his shot in at the near post but Lonergan got down low to tip it behind for a corner
Baptiste crosses and Lascelles goes down under pressure from Ngog, a foul is given
Lonergan's long punt puts Forest right on the back foot and Wanderers have an attacking throw-in down the right
There will be a minimum of six minutes added time
Mills drives a fierce shot at the near post but Darlow gets down low to tip it around the post
The atmosphere has crancked up a notch as we approach injury time
Moritz's cross from the right goes behind for a goalkick
Knight heads the inswinger clear and Bolton break through Danns who goes down at the edge of the Forest penalty area but the referee says no foul!
Davies brings down Cox, Reid stands over the free-kick...
Reid forces Lonergan into a sprawling save across his goal to keep the attacker out but the linesman has his flag up for offside
Cox diverts Lansbury's shot onto the post from six yards!
Moritz receives a massive round of applause for fetching the ball and placing it on Darlow's six-yard box for the goalkick to be taken quickly
Moritz sends a shot over the crossbar after Davies scampered around on the floor to scrape the ball back to the Brazilian
But it's Bolton who look the most threatening with Danns, Moritz and Davies pulling the strings
Real end-to-end stuff here, before sides gunning for maximum points
Ream thunders a shot over the crossbar
And straight up the other end Moritz jinks between two defenders and has hte ball nicked as he was about to pull the trigger
The referee awards Forest a dubious free-kick 25-yards out but Bolton clear at the third attempt
Lee's cross is too much for Davies and runs out for a goalkick
Attacking change their from Forest - they now have three strikers on the pitch!
Reid is cautioned for bringing down Davies as Bolton attempted to launch a counter-attack
Sub for the visiors: Henderson is on for Jara
Superb delivery from Motitz and Mills glanced the header into the far corner giving the goalkeeper no chance!
Mills scores for Bolton!
Bolton have another free-kick wide left of the goal, Moritz is over it this time....
Darlow didn't have to move an inch to catch Spearing's free-kick - poor deliveries all game from the skipper
Ngog is fouled by Lascelles wide left of the penalty area, Spearing to deliver....
Halford is booked for a late tackle on Mills
Moritz, Lee and Davies all try and find space for a shot but when the ball finds its way to Ngog he digs one out but it is an easy save for Darlow
Moritz's corner lands straight in the hands of Darlow
The ball works its way to Baptiste on the right and his cross is blocked behind for a corner
Spearing's cross evades the only man in the box - Ngog - and goes out for a goalkick
It takes a big tackle from Spearing to break up some fluent Forest play
Jara has now took up the part of the pantomime villain - boo'ed on every touch
Jara goes down very easily under pressure from Moritz much to the anger of the Wanderers fans
Ngog is cautioned for handball after challenging the 'keeper and knocking it over him with his arm
Halford is now up and walks off the pitch, before re-entering when play resumes
Boo's from the Wanderers fans as they think the opponents are time wasting
Halford is now down and Longergan is forced to throw the ball out so that he can receive treatment
Ream slices his cross and it flies straight behind for a goalkick
Hobbs can no longer continue and is being replaced by Collins
Hobbs is now down receiving treatment
Ngog chases Baptiste's ball over the top and forces Hobbs to put the ball out for a throw-in
Moritz puts his foot through the ball from distance but it is never troubling the goalkeeper
Reid's corner lands at the feet of Lacelles but he prods his shot wide of the post
Lee heads Reid's free-kick behind for a corner
Mills is cautioned for bringing down Paterson after the attacker knocked the ball through his legs
17,046 is todays official attendance
Lansbury started the 'dummy' run and back-healed the free-kick to Reid, who then attempted to pass back to Lansbury but the ex-Arsenal man halted his run and the ball ran behind
What a mix-up that was - a training routine gone completely wrong as the ball trickles behind for a goalkick
Mills fouls Halford 25-yards out from goal, Reid and Lansbury are standing over it....
Spearing's corner lands straight in the hands of Darlow
Hobbs heads Chungy's cross behind for a corner
Cox with his first involvment of the game executes a through ball for Paterson to run on to and he lifts the ball over the outrushing Lonergan to give his side the lead
Paterson scores for Forest
Halford heads wide from Reid's cross under pressure from Mills
Bolton get the second-half underway
Half-time sub for Forest; Cox replaces Abdoun
The referee brings the first-half to an end, all square here at the Reebok
Ream's cross form the elft is met by the leaping Ngog at the back-post but Darlow is there again to keep the game level
Bolton kept the ball well and Chungy took it upon himself to test Darlow but the goalkeeper was equal to the effort
There will be a minimum of three minutes added
Paterson is caught offside from Abdoun's pass
The game has gone rather quiet as we approach half-time
Halford beats Spearing then gives the ball the Paterson who overhits his cross from the right and Bolton have a goalkick
Baptiste wins the ball back, plays a one-two with Davies and shoots wide from 25-yards
Lansbury goes into the book for a late sliding tackle from behind of Spearing
Halford heads Abdoun's cross from the left over the crossbar
Massive shouts for a penalty by the Bolton fans as Harding appeared to bring the ball down with his arm but the referee says no!
Moritz's corner is headed out as far as Danns who strikes it on the volley but it lands the wrong side of the upright
Lee releases Baptiste down the right, his low cross finds Ngog in the box who spins and shoots but shot is deflected onto roof of the net
Moritz is replaces the injured Beckford
Looks like Beckford picked up a knock in that build-up play and may have to come off
Smooth move from the Whies as the break with Beckford and his back-heal fell to Davies who poked the ball onto the overlapping Lee but he could only find the side netting
Speraring gifts the ball to Halford inside the Bolton area but fortunately for him Knight was on hand to clear the danger
Danns tease's three Forest defenders in the box and hits the deck but the referee waves away his half-hearted protests
Knight is flattened by Halford jumping for the ball, but after a short break he is back on his feet with no physio required
The ball falls to Ngog in the box but with a number of bodies in his way he could only direct in down to the 'keepers left and Darlow anticipated and made the save
Lonergan claims a Paterson cross and launches Bolton on the attack down the left
Spearing's corner is aimed at Danns but in the end the defenders deal with it and clear their lines
Ngog pressures Hobbs to put the ball behind for a corner down the right
Abdoun drags an effort wide of the near post from distance
Knight's free-kick is lumped into the box and easily cleared
Davies wins a free-kick 10-yards into the opposition half as he tries to wriggle away from a number of challenges
Abdoun is caught offside chasing a long ball over the top
What a save by Lonergan! At full stretch he managed to claw Lascelles' header off the line from a Peterson cross
Baptiste concedes a corner
Spearings free-kick is floated straight into th arms of the goalkeeper
Beckford does superbly to bring down Danns' dinked ball and shrugged off a defender before drawing a foul 30-yards out
Reid slides in Halford and Longergan gets down low to save at the feet of the attacker
Looks like Bolton have lined up in a 4-1-3-2 formation, Spearing holding with Lee - Davies - Danns completing the three
Ngog tries to find Beckford with a cross from the right but Darlow is off his line quickly to collect
Spearing's corner is too high for Mills and the visitors clear
Spearing has his shot deflected and it loops out for a corner
Baptiste is tackled by Abdoun as he broke down the right and approached the penalty area
Davies stings the palms of Darlow with a strike from outside the box and Danns skies the rebound
Paterson cuts in from the right and tees up Reid at the edge of the box but his low drive lands wide
Danns is out-numbered and loses the ball in the middle of the park, Forest spread the ball to the left and Paterson runs straight out of play for a throw-in
Knight is fouled by Halford and wins a defensive free-kick
Forest get the first-half underway
The teams are heading out of the tunnel, kick-off is only moments away!
The referee for todays game is Michael Naylor from South Yorkshire and he most recently officiated the Wanderers in their penultinate game of last season when they travelled to Cardiff
It is starting to look like Forest could have a strong following today with the whole of the gradually filling
No Moritz could mean a little more freedom for Mark Davies, who will be making his third start of the season
And Tom Eaves starts for Shrewsbury away to MK Dons
On the loan front, Keith Andrews has a starting spot for Brighton as they host Birmingham
Looks like 4-4-2 again for Freedman's men after its success last time out
One change for the visitors after their five goal drubbing of West Ham in the FA Cup last week, Harding coming in for the injured Lichaj
@MarcIles a disgrace medo has been dropped for spearing after his performance against Blackpool which was outstanding! @bbcradiomanc #bwfc— @DavidJ_Roberts 11 January 2014
NFFC Subs: De Vries, Collins, Vaughan, Mackie, Henderson, Derbyshire, Cox
NFFC Starting XI: Darlow, Jara, Lascelles, Hobbs, Harding, Moussi, Lansbury, Paterson, Reid(C), Abdoun, Halford
BWFC subs: Lee-Barrett, Moritz, Medo, Pratley, White, Eagles, Bolger
Three changes since last time out against Blackpool, with Spearing, M. Davies and Lee in, Medo, Eagles and Moritz drop to the bench
BWFC starting XI: Lonergan, Baptiste, Mills, Knight, Ream, Spearing, Danns, M Davies, Lee, Ngog, Beckford
@MarcIles 2-1 bolton Danns and Beckford, if they're both played— @JasonBurrow2 11 January 2014
@MarcIles 2 2 moritz and Baptiste— @tampafan59 11 January 2014
@MarcIles #bwfc #nffc 2-2 with around 14000 football technical managers inside the ground.— @robpim72 11 January 2014
@MarcIles why would we move back to 4-2-3-1 when 4-4-2 worked so well last week?— @theboysheen 11 January 2014
@MarcIles My prediction,Marc: We won't lose 5-0.— @ppainsworth 11 January 2014
@MarcIles optimistic 3-1— @Yantzee39 11 January 2014
@MarcIles I'm going for a high scoring game - 3 a piece!!!— @steve0362 11 January 2014
@MarcIles Andy Reid first goal for Forrest, always bags against us— @gazwalsh1 11 January 2014
@MarcIles depends on the tinkerman— @icedgraphics 11 January 2014
@MarcIles 3-1 forest, Moritz with the goal— @James_BWFC_Twid 11 January 2014
@MarcIles is 1-1 good enough though?— @_GavWood_ 11 January 2014
@MarcIles Id be happy with a draw today, maybe a 2-2. But my mate @Matt_J_Ince reckons we'll get spanked. Great attitude, Matt.....— @njcoleman79 11 January 2014
@MarcIles 1-0 Forest. We haven't beaten a team in the top 10 all season. I can see it being the same as the home defeats to QPR and Leeds.— @HallsworthBWFC 11 January 2014
Here are a few of the fans' thoughts...
Prediction time - I'm going for 1-1. There are few more pessimistic people around the press box, I don't mind telling you.
Both DF and Zat Knight make note of the fact Wednesay marks the third anniversary of the great Nat Lofthouse's passing.
DF: Here's hoping we can tee up a hugely significant week in our club's history with a good performance and a victory this afternoon.
ZK: I am sure Nat is looking down on Bolton Wanderers Football Club and as the Bolton captain I would like to send our prayers to Nat, his family and friends. As a club we need to stay together.
Teams are around half an hour away from being announced - but a here's few notes from the matchday programme tp keep us going.
Good afternoon folks - nice bright afternoon here at the Reebok. Welcome back to Matchday Live.
We'll be back at around 1.30pm tomorrow with all the pre-match build up. Tweet @MarcIles with any pre-match questions or predictions.
The Matchday Live kick-by-kick text commentary service will begin at 3pm.
HEAD TO HEADS
Wanderers 4 Nottingham Forest 2
No player has scored more goals against Nottingham Forest than the legendary pre-war striker Joe Smith – but two thirds of his total of six strikes arrived in one solitary game back in 1923.
Smith was the Dudley-born striker who had hit double figures for Wanderers in nine consecutive seasons to this point – including two massive hauls of 36 and 38 goals in 1914/15 and 1920/21.
A few months later Smith would become the first captain to lift the FA Cup at Wembley as Wanderers beat West Ham United in the famous White Horse Final.
Forest 0 Wanderers 2
Wanderers found incredible form on the road under Sam Allardyce in the 2000/01 season, winning a club record 14 games.
Dean Holdsworth put the Whites on their way to one of the most important ones at the City Ground, with his 200th career goal.
Gareth Farrelly scored the second – and the Irishman would not score again for the Whites until he opened the scoring against Preston North End at Millennium Stadium a few months later as a place in the Premier League was secured once again.
FA Cup Third Round
Forest 3 Wanderers 3
They gave away a division in status and a huge gulf in class on paper – but Wanderers walked away from this third round FA Cup tie with their heads held high.
Brian Clough’s side were reigning European Champions but had been dumped out at the first round of the 1980/81 competition by Bulgarian minnows CSKA Sofia. They were sitting fifth in the Division One table as they welcomed Wanderers, then 16th in Division Two.
David Hoggan’s double showed Forest the Whites meant business but after Forest battled back to lead 3-2, Neil Whatmore scored to earn a replay.
Forest won by a solitary goal at Burnden Park en route to a quarter final exit against Ipswich Town.
FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
Forest - 1975-1982
Wanderers - 1982-1984
McGovern was captain of Brian Clough’s legendary Forest side who won the European Cup on two occasions.
The Scot spent seven years at The City Ground, where he also won the First Division title and two League Cups.
In 1982 McGovern left the City Ground to become player-manager at Division Two Wanderers but struggled to make the transition to the lower leagues, and a cash-strapped environment.
Wanderers were relegated to Division Three before he was sacked 16 games into the 1983/84 campaign.
Forest - 1981-1987
Wanderers - 1995-1998
Fairclough began his football career with his home-town club, Nottingham Forest and it was during this spell where the centre back picked up all seven of his England Under-21 caps.
Fairclough also won a league title winner’s medal with Leeds United before moving to Burnden Park in 1995.
During his time with Wanderers the reliable defender was involved in two relegations and one promotion between Division One and the Premier League in three seasons.
Forest - 1998-2000
Wanderers - 2012-present
The current Wanderers boss took over from Owen Coyle in October 2012 and this weekend’s match will be his 66th in charge of the club.
As a player he signed for Forest in a £950,000 deal on their return to the Premier League under Dave Bassett and scored nine goals as they came straight back down again. He managed 83 appearances and 23 goals in total for the club, leaving for Crystal Palace after an unhappy spell under David Platt in Division One.
The current Wanderers boss signed for Forest on their return to the Premier League in 1998. The former striker managed nine league goals in the top flight and could only repeat that figure upon the club’s return to Division One a year later.
ONE TO WATCH
Andy Reid, pictured right, after scoring the first goal against Wanderers earlier this season.
Capable of the sublime, the Irishman has scored in each of his last three starts against Wanderers and continues to make Forest tick.
He leads the club’s scoring charts with eight goals in all competitions but also has 10 assists to his name.
WANDERERS TEAM NEWS
Dougie Freedman has no new injury problems but welcomes midfielder Mark Davies back after the illness that kept him out of last week's FA Cup win over Blackpool.
Craig Davies and David Wheater remain out of contention as they come back to full fitness after injury.
Stuart Holden, Marc Tierney, Adam Bogan and Joe Riley are long-term absentees.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST TEAM NEWS
Nathaniel Chalobah is back in contention for Nottingham Forest, who denied the midfielder was cup-tied for the 5-0 victory over West Ham last weekend but left him out of the squad completely. Guy Moussi is likely to give way.
Djamel Abdoun will rival Jamie Patterson – who scored a hat-trick against the Hammers - for a place on the left wing.
Long-term absentees include Kelvin Wilson, who is out until February with a back problem, Danny Collins (ankle), Chris Cohen and Dexter Blackstock (both knee)
Likely line-up (4-2-3-1): Darlow; Lichaj, Lascelles, Hobbs, Jara; Lansbury, Vaughan; Mackie, Reid, Patterson; Halford.
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