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13 April 2018

A look at Saturday’s match as Blues take on Nottingham Forest at the City Ground

Current standings: Forest sit 18th in the Championship and are nine points above the drop zone with a game in hand on the surrounding teams. Aitor Karanka’s men are winless in six League outings with their last victory coming against Birmingham in March. Town are 12th and will be looking to pick up a second successive win having overcome Barnsley at Portman Road midweek.

League form
Forest – 2/15 points
Derby (H) D 0-0
Sheffield United (A) D 0-0
Millwall (A) L 2-0
Middlesbrough (A) L 2-0
Brentford (H) L 1-0

Town – 4/15 points
Bristol City (A) L 1-0
Birmingham (A) L 1-0
Millwall (H) D 2-2
Brentford (A) L 1-0
Barnsley (H) W 1-0

Last time we met: Town 4-2 Forest 02.12.17
Callum Connolly and Dominic Iorfa were both on the scoresheet at Town won a six-goal thriller against Nottingham Forest in December. Martyn Waghorn and Bersant Celina were also on target as Blues prevailed 4-2 at Portman Road. Kieran Dowell and Tyler Walker netted for the visitors but it was always Mick McCarthy’s men who looked the likely winners.

Previous meetings at City Ground
07.05.17 Forest 3-0 Town
24.10.15 Forest 1-1 Town
05.10.14 Forest 2-2 Town
14.12.13 Forest 0-0 Town
05.03.13 Forest 1-0 Town

One to watch: Kieran Dowell
Dowell is Forest’s leading scorer this term with 10 goals. The Everton loanee has also contributed five assists and netted in the reverse fixture at Portman Road.

Match officials
Darren England
Billy Smallwood & John Flynn
Fourth official:
Geoff Eltringham





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