Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies is expected to be in the dugout against East Midlands rivals Derby County after his appeal against a touchline ban was postponed until next week.

Davies was hit with a five-match touchline ban after being charged in relation to an incident following the 2-2 draw against Leicester at the City Ground on February 19.

The Scot has served a two-game ban after admitting a charge of using abusive language towards referee Anthony Taylor, although he denied making any contact with Taylor in the tunnel and last week appealed against the improper conduct charge.

He was on the touchline for Forest's goalless home draw against Doncaster at the weekend.

Davies requested a personal hearing which was due to take place on Wednesday morning but it has been delayed due to 'personal reasons'.

It means the former Derby boss is eligible to be on the touchline against his old club when Forest face the Rams at the iPro Stadium on Saturday.