Forest to fire after midweek blip
Craig Chisnall previews this weekend's action in the Sky Bet Football League and fancies Nottingham Forest at Doncaster.
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Nottingham Forest owe us one after Tuesday night's action - and I'm backing them to get back in our good books when they go to Doncaster.
Billy Davies' men fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Middlesbrough but it could have been so much more had Andy Reid not squandered a penalty.
The draw ruined any hope of a midweek double with QPR coming in as well as their chances of cranking up the pressure on the early leaders.
It says it all about the quality Davies has at his disposal though that his two substitutes, Matt Derbyshire and Darius Henderson, came off the bench to rescue what could be a priceless point.
That firepower will come in handy throughout the season and that's why I believe they will pile more home woe on Doncaster.
Rovers have already lost two of their three games at the Keepmoat Stadium with Blackpool and Bournemouth both leaving South Yorkshire with all the points.
They have taken steps to improve this week with the high-profile loan signing of Federico Macheda and were by all accounts unlucky to lose at Watford on Tuesday.
But I just believe Forest will have too much for them - the price of 6/5 is one to take.
David Weir must be wondering what he's let himself in for in management after winning just one of his opening seven games as Blades boss, and that came against Notts County on the opening weekend.
The arrival of a wealthy new investor has only cranked up expectations and a return of one point from the last 18 available isn't good enough for a club of their size.
Fans are getting restless already so the visit of a North End team unbeaten all season is probably the last thing they want.
But I believe playing a team at the top might well work in their favour and bring the best out of United's talented squad. I think Weir, his players and their fans would take a draw heading into the weekend - that's available at 12/5 with Sky Bet and BetVictor and I will be investing.
In League Two AFC Wimbledon are going quietly about their business in the right manner - and boss Neal Ardley deserves much of the credit.
The former Wimbledon star returned to his roots to guide the club to safety last term and is taking them on again this season.
The Dons will have one of the smallest budgets in the Football League but that hasn't fazed Ardley one bit so far.
The arrival of striker Michael Smith from Charlton has proved a masterstroke with the giant frontman already bagging four goals and three more from in-form midfielder Harry Pell has also helped.
And it's at home where they've really shone. They have a 100 per cent record to protect after sending home Wycombe, Fleetwood and Scunthorpe pointless and will fancy their chances against Burton.
The Brewers have lost their last two matches and at 6/4 with BetVictor Wimbledon look the team to back in League Two.