Time to arrest the slide...

Huddersfield Town need to pick up points away at Nottingham Forest to avoid making it five losses on the spin.

Meanwhile, their opponents have the longest unbeaten run in the Championship, but have struggled in front of goal. However, beware an early deficit - no one has come from behind to beat Forest so far this season.

Here's everything you need to know about the game at a glance...

Kick off

Saturday 13 February, 3pm, The City Ground, Nottingham

Referee

Darren Deadman

Team News - Four missing for Town

Nottingham Forest

No new injuries for Forest but a number of long term absentees - Andy Reid's season is over, Britt Assombalonga is not due to return to training until next month, while Henri Lansbury will also sit this one out with an ankle problem.

Daniel Pinillos (knee) and Matty Fryatt (achilles) complete the names on Forest's injury list.

Huddersfield Town

Sean Scannell and Emyr Huws are long term injury absentees, but David Wagner also revealed that Elvis Manu has been struggling with illness this week and Karim Matmour took a knock at Preston. Both will face fitness tests but are doubtful to start.

Jamie Paterson is ineligible to face his former side but Mark Hudson returns from suspension, while James Husband will be in the squad after having his loan extended.

Sky Bet Championship - Brighton v Huddersfield Town - Jamie Paterson shot.

In the managers' words

Dougie Freedman believes a united front is key to success for Forest and has promised fans that his team will show full commitment in pursuit of the play-off spots.

He said this week: "My promise is that we will deliver a committed team.

"Hopefully when the fans see that, they will get behind that team. Then, when we do have difficult moments, we will keep on backing each other.

"That is the recipe for success and it does feel as though we have that; or that we are getting that, at least.

David Wagner hailed the return of Mark Hudson from suspension, praising the effect of his leadership skills on a young squad.

But the manager also believes cutting out the defensive errors would go a long way to reversing the recent losing streak.

“Huddy is our skipper and nearly always makes the right decisions.

“He keeps cool in hot situations and I am very happy he is back.

Huddersfield Town v Charlton Athletic. Sky Bet Championship. John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Mark Hudson celebrates Town's first goal.

“As well as being an important player, he helps our younger guys," declared Wagner.

“We cannot be happy about losing matches and clearly we are missing something.

“Since I have been here, we have failed to score in just one game, so we have weapons in offence.

“We have to make them count and cut out the errors which are costing us goals at the other end.”

The Last Time

Who can forget Sean Scannell's winner against Forest in April 2015?

The winger finished off a brilliant counter attack by lifting the ball over the opposing keeper after Jacob Butterfield had picked him out with a neat pass.

On a ground when Town have historically struggled, it was a welcome victory - and deserved, after a positive performance in which Nahki Wells had a decent effort saved.

Chuba Akpom, on loan from Arsenal, did put the ball in the net for the hosts but it was ruled out for offside.

The two met more recently in Yorkshire earlier this season, when Emyr Huws struck late to ensure the spoils were shared at the John Smith's Stadium.

Ryan Mendes had put the visitors ahead and the away fans must have thought they were all set for victory until Huws' looping, deflected effort dipped beyond keeper Dorus de Vries.

Form Guide - Forest on formidable run

Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last 13 in the league, but here's what their last five in all competitions looks like:

Feb 6 (a) Leeds W 1-0

Jan 30 (h) Watford L 0-1*

Jan 26 (h) QPR D 0-0

Jan 23 (a) Middlesbrough W 1-0

Jan 16 (h) Bolton W 3-0

Town haven't won in their last five, but performances deserve better:

Feb 6 (a) Preston L 1-2

Jan 30 (h) Cardiff City L 2-3

Jan 23 (a) Brighton L 1-2

Jan 19 (a) Reading L 2-5*

Jan 16 (h) Fulham D 1-1

*FA Cup

Stat Attack

  • Nottingham Forest have won five of their last six home league clashes with the Terriers, though did lose the most recent game last April.
  • Huddersfield have scored more than once in just one of their last 11 league matches against Forest (3-0 in November 2014).
  • Nottingham Forest have gone 13 games unbeaten in the Championship (W6 D7); the current longest run in the division.
  • Huddersfield have found the back of the net in each of their last 12 games; the current longest run in the league.
  • Nahki Wells has scored seven goals in his last 10 games (all comps) for Huddersfield.
  • Nélson Oliveira has scored six league goals in his last 10 starts for the Tricky Trees.

Fancy a flutter?

The bookies are backing Forest this weekend - you can get them at 11/8 with SkyBet while Town are priced at 2/1 with the same bookmakers. The draw is 9/4.

Nahki Wells is in fine form and you can get 9/4 on him finding the net any time, or upgrade that to 13/2 if you fancy him to bag first.

Town haven't drawn a blank in front of goal since late November but have struggled for clean sheets - so both to teams to score is available at 5/6.

Further Reading

Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town: Two records go head to head, the midfield of tomorrow and more to look out for

David Wagner: James Husband will make his mark at Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town's 'hard men'

Opposition Scouting Report: Defence key to ending Nottingham Forest’s unbeaten run

Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town: Key battles at the City Ground

Huddersfield Town: Defensive improvements should be a priority over extra striking firepower

Forward-line concerns for Huddersfield Town ahead of Nottingham Forest trip

Punters advised to hedge their bets on Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town

Philip Billing can have big role at Huddersfield Town says skipper Mark Hudson

Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town: Pick your Terriers XI

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