Date: 27th December 2014 at 2:15pm
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Nottingham Forest will be looking to end their winless streak when they host Birmingham City at the City Ground on Sunday (12pm kick-off). 

Forest suffered a 3-0 loss to Middlesbrough on Boxing Day which extended their winless run to five matches and have now only won two of their last 17 games in all competitions.

After an impressive start to the season, Stuart Pearce’s side now sit in 10th place in the Championship and seven points a drift of the play-off places.

Birmingham had an equally bad day on Friday as they were convincingly beaten 4-0 by Derby County at St Andrews, which ended Gary Rowett’s unbeaten home record.

The Blues are turning the corner under Rowett and a victory today over Forest would put them level on points with the hosts.

Team News:

Forest defender Kelvin Wilson is suspended after being sent off in the defeat to Middlesbrough but Dexter Blackstock and Henri Lansbury could be in contention after missing through illness.

Jack Hobbs is still out with an ankle injury.

Rowett has no injury worries for his Birmingham side but he may freshen up the starting XI after the defeat to Derby.

Strikers Nikola Zigic and Wes Thomas are pushing for starts and defender Jonathan Spector is back from a thigh injury.

Match Facts:

Birmingham won this fixture at St Andrews earlier in the season as an 89th minute penalty from Paul Caddis gave the Blues a 2-1 win in November.

Nottingham Forest have won just one of the last five meetings. That being a 1-0 win at the City Ground in April – which was Forest’s only win in the last seven meetings at the City Ground in all competitions.

Forest have not won any of their last five games, losing two, and have won just one of their last seven home matches.

Birmingham’s loss to Derby was their second defeat in nine matches.

The Blues have won two of their last three away games.