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Kris Commons relishing Nottingham Forest derby tussle

Kris Commons
Commons has scored 12 league goals in 20 starts

Derby County striker Kris Commons says he cannot wait to face Nottingham Forest on 29 December despite being assured of a vitriolic reception.

Reds fan Commons joined the Rams from Forest in 2008 and his move along Brian Clough Way incensed City Ground fans.

Commons told BBC Radio Derby: "It's the game most Derby fans are waiting for. There is nothing better than a derby.

"When the fixtures come out it is the first match I look forward to and I will be all fired up and ready for it."

The former Stoke City player, who was born in Newark and was a boyhood Forest supporter, spent four seasons on Trentside and helped them clinch promotion from League One.

But he left in acrimonious circumstances after failing to agree a new deal and joined Derby.

Commons added: "I have quite a few Forest friends and family who will no doubt try to put a bit too much brandy in my Christmas pud or try to give me a dead leg!"

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see also
Derby complete deal for Commons
02 Jun 08 |  Derby
Forest and Derby fined for brawl
11 Mar 10 |  Championship
Commons eager to resolve future
22 Dec 10 |  Derby
Derby 1-0 Nottm Forest
30 Jan 10 |  Championship
Nottm Forest 3-2 Derby
29 Aug 09 |  Championship
Nottm Forest 2-3 Derby
04 Feb 09 |  FA Cup
Nott'm Forest 1-3 Derby
21 Feb 09 |  Championship
Forest release midfielder Commons
21 May 08 |  Nottm Forest

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