Football - Black Cat nearing Reds return

David Vaughan is pushing for a return to the Nottingham Forest squad as they prepare to make the short trip across the midlands to Birmingham.

Vaughan has been out for just over a month with a hamstring injury but the on-loan Sunderland midfielder hopes to be back in the reckoning on Saturday as Billy Davies' side look to record back-to-back away league wins for the first time since mid-March.

Darius Henderson came off the bench during the goalless home draw with Ipswich last weekend but the striker is still not fully fit, while defender Danny Collins (ankle) has this week stepped up his training but the fixture at St Andrew's will probably come too soon for him to be considered.

Collins' central defensive partner Kelvin Wilson continues his recovery from a back injury but will not return to Davies' plans until 2014.

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