Nottingham Forest v Watford

‘Shine a light on Sterling for speaking up’ – Alex Scott

Nottingham Forest will be looking for a bit of FA Cup magic when they host Watford in the fourth round at City Ground on Saturday.

The Hornets have impressed in their first season back in the Premier League and will offer a stern test to Forest's credentials, who beat QPR in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Reds are unbeaten in their last 13 games in all competitions and have lost just once in their last 15.

A poor start to the season and too many draws see Dougie Freedman's men sit down in 11th in the Championship standings after 29 games.

David Vaughan is set to return from suspension, while Gary Gardner is also in line to return to the starting line-up.

Ryan Mendes, though, is a doubt after sustaining a knock against Queens Park Rangers in the league at the weekend.

Watford, meanwhile, have won just two games in their last five outings, a 1-0 win over Newcastle in the previous round and a 2-1 win over the same opponents this past weekend.

The other three games ended in defeat, however, and Watford sit down in 10th in the Premier League standings.

Nordin Amrabat and Costel Pantilimon could both come into the side for their full debuts, with up to six first-team stars set to be rested.

Defenders Tommie Hoban (groin) and Joel Ekstrand (knee) remain sidelined, though.

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