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This week's TV games

27 September 2012

Even though there is just one game from The Football League live on TV this week, it's bound to be a real thriller as Nottingham Forest take on Derby County at the City Ground.

With the East Midlands derby becoming increasingly exciting in recent years, it will certainly liven up a Sunday lunchtime.

Throw in the honour of winning the Brian Clough Trophy - a memorial cup dedicated to the dual-club legend, which has been up for grabs in each fixture between the clubs since 2007 - and things could get very interesting.

Forest currently sit 11th in the npower Championship after a solid start that has seen them pick up 10 points from their first seven games. The Reds were unbeaten until losing 2-1 to Leeds United at Elland Road last time out, but they now have their undefeated home record to defend.

The visiting Derby side will be looking to end that, although it will be tough for them going on recent form. The Rams have been far from reliable on the road this term - picking up just one point from three matches.

It will leave boss Nigel Clough hungry to turn things around especially as his side fell to a 2-1 home defeat to Burnley in their last match and currently lay 17th in the table.

On a more positive note, the Rams completed the double over Forest last year - winning 2-1 away and then 1-0 at Pride Park in March. And that game was full of drama throughout, ending with a Jake Buxton strike in the 94th minute which sealed County's win.

That meeting was the 89th fixture between the two East Midlands clubs, which Forest currently edge with 36 wins to Derby's 32, with 21 draws. And, as both clubs prepare for a historic milestone of 90 on Sunday, there will certainly be no love lost when kick-off arrives.

For the full list of televised games please click here

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