Date: 5th July 2007 at 12:03am
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Owls boss Brian Laws is used to running the rule over his players on a matchday, but the roles will be reversed this Saturday when he takes to the pitch in the Central Masters.

Laws has been selected as part of the Nottingham Forest masters team to take part in the regional competition, which comprises Forest, Notts County, Derby County and Stoke City at the Nottingham Arena this Saturday.

The event is one of a number regional competitions whereby clubs in that region select a team of old ‘masters’, or players who used to play for them, to try and win a place for their club in the grand final.

The Yorkshire Masters have already taken place with Leeds United taking top honours over Rotherham United in the final, with the Owls finishing third in the league after their victory over the Blades saw the red and white side of Sheffield finish rock bottom.

And Laws won’t be the only Wednesday link in the Forest team, with former Owls player Nigel Jemson also participating for the Reds.

Laws enjoyed a successful spell at the City Ground under Brian Clough and made a total of 136 league starts for Forest during his six year spell in Nottingham. And he’ll be wanting to show his adoring Forest fans some of the silky skills he had all those years ago.

Owls fans wanting to catch the Wednesday gaffer on the pitch can tune in to the Central Masters live on Sky Sports this Saturday.