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May 31 2023 4.41pm

Nottm Forest v Palace

City Ground, Saturday 5.35pm

Dougie Freedman

Dougie Freedman

Team news

Crystal Palace almost have a clean bill of health in the squad for the Forest match. Dougie Freedman will be free to play against his old side before facing a suspension after getting sent off against Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Steve Thomson returns to the squad from injury. Aki Riihilahti is doubtful as he recovers from a thigh strain, while Curtis Fleming is out with a knee problem.

Cedric Berthelin will keep his place in goal after Alex Kolinko has refused to play for the club.

Nottingham Forest boss Paul Hart is set to name an unchanged side from the 3-2 win over Wimbledon last Saturday.

Striker David Johnson should be passed fit to play while the veteran Des Walker remains absent with a torn thigh muscle.

Nottm Forest - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
4th 30 13 9 8 48

Full league table

Nottm Forest - current form

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
5 1 3 1 8 8

Full form table

Our away record v Nottm Forest

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
24 5 4 15 21 49

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
09/11/2002 League Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Nottm Forest draw
20/12/2001 League Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Nottm Forest draw
25/08/2001 League Nottm Forest 4 - 2 Crystal Palace loss
14/01/2001 League Nottm Forest 0 - 3 Crystal Palace win
28/08/2000 League Crystal Palace 2 - 3 Nottm Forest loss

All time results

One to watch

David Johnson

Nottm Forest's top scorer

David Johnson - 23 goals

Nottm Forest's bad boy

Marlon Harewood - 5 2

Palace old boys


Johnson has endeared himself to the City Ground faithful this season with a hatful of goals, and he'll be keen to make up for his blank show at Selhurst with some more to add to his tally.

Probable line-up












Last meeting

Palace 0-0 Nottm Forest

Saturday November 09 2002

Palace: Michopoulos, Granville, Popovic, Powell, Butterfield, Gray (Riihilahti, 72), Derry, Mullins, Thomson (Symons, 58), Adebola (Kabba, 65), Johnson

Subs not used: Kolinko, Black

Bookings: Derry, Granville, Popovic

Nottm Forest: Ward, Louis-Jean, Walker, Dawson, Brennan, Scimeca, Williams, Prutton, Lester, Johnson (Jess, 31), Harewood

Subs not used: Roche, Hjelde, Doig, Westcarr

Bookings: Lester, Walker

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