Blackburn have the first corner of the game and after a mini-scramble it's behind for another. Second time around it fails to clear the first man and is easily cleared to safety.
- Blackburn unbeaten in eight games (W4, D4)
- Forest now unbeaten in four games
- Blackburn 11th in table, Forest 15th
- Second 0-0 between the sides in 61 meetings
At the other end Eric Lichaj clatters a clearance off Ben Marshall but luckily the rebound flies wide of the target. Lively start to this one.
Blackburn keeper Jason Steele is called into action for the first time with Jamie Ward testing him with a low drive from 20 yards.
And it's Blackburn who get us under way here at Ewood Park.
The teams have emerged from the tunnel and have gone through the necessaries, we're nearly ready.
As well as following our text coverage this evening, if you're in the Lancashire and Nottinghamshire areas you can also listen to local radio commentary of the game.
BBC Radio Lancashire will be broadcasting a more Blackburn-based perspective on 95.5 and 103.9FM and DAB, while BBC Radio Nottingham can be found on 95.5 and 103.8 FM, and on DAB.
Unfortunately, we're not able to stream those commentaries online for contractual reasons.
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It's not all about the Championship tonight, with Leicester looking to reclaim top spot in the Premier League by beating champions Chelsea at the King Power.
That's the very same Chelsea who are currently sitting only one point above the relegation zone.
And I bet Villa fans would have been delighted at the start of the season if you'd told them they'd be nine points behind Chelsea 11 days before Christmas!
Anyway, if the top flight is your bag, you can follow all the action with Jonathan Jurejko here.
So football fans, how are you finding this deluge of Football League action in the build-up to Christmas? Perfect with a mince pie and a glass of sherry, or is it already tasting like four-day old sprouts?
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Meanwhile, Forest boss Dougie Freedman makes four changes from the team that drew at Wolves on Friday.
Dexter Blackstock, who scored the equaliser at Molineux, starts up front, while Jamie Ward, Robert Tesche and Jonny Williams also come in.Copyright: BBC Sport
Subs: Oliveira, Trotter, Vaughan, Hobbs, Evtimov, O'Grady, O Burke.
Blackburn make two changes from the side that beat Rotherham on Friday, with Fode Koita and Danny Guthrie replacing Tom Lawrence and Corry Evans.Copyright: BBC Sport
Subs: Eastwood, Spurr, Kilgallon, Lawrence, Williamson, Taylor, Evans.
But before we go any further, let's get this evening's line-ups as kick-off is only 10 minutes away.
Both sides may currently be in mid-table but, whisper it quietly, both look like they might be finding a bit of form in the lead up to the festive programme.Copyright: BBC Sport
Rovers have won their last two, are unbeaten in seven - they haven't lost since the Lancashire derby defeat by Burnley on 24 October - and will go seventh with a win this evening.
But Forest have taken 10 points from a possible 15 themselves and a win would take them level on points with their hosts.
We won't, unfortunately, have Mr Shearer's goals to entertain us this evening.
But this fixture hasn't been short on goals in recent times, with 15 flying in during the last three meetings.Copyright: Getty Images
And in nine-goal striker Jordan Rhodes, Blackburn certainly have a striker who knows where the back of the net is...
It's been a busy day in Blackburn. The media has already been assembled at Ewood Park to mark a certain former Rovers striker having a road named after him.
And the press pack are back there this evening for a Championship kickabout. Welcome to our coverage of Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest.