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29 November 2013

Info on Friday night clash

Nottingham Forest vs Reading
Friday 29th November 2013, 7.45pm
Sky Bet Championship
The City Ground

Please note that this fixture is not televised. Click here for more info.

Team News
Forest: The Reds will be without captain Chris Cohen after the skipper was ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate knee injury. Cohen joins Kelvin Wilson, Danny Collins on the long-term injury list but decisions will need to be made on the fitness of Andy Reid, David Vaughan and Greg Halford.

Royals: The manager still has a number of sidelined players but confirmed that Royston Drenthe had resumed training this week.

Advanced sales have finished but supporters can purchase on the evening from the away end ticket office behind the Brian Clough Stand.

Adults and senior prices rise by £2 on the night but junior prices remain the same.

Lower Tier
£26 (£28 on night)
65 & Over
£18 (£20 on night)
17 & Under
11 & Under

By car: Reach the M1 (N) by using the M4 & M25 or M40. At junction 25, take the A52 exit to Nottingham/Derby/Ilkeston then merge onto Brian Clough Way/A52, go through 2 roundabout then exit onto Derby Rd/A6200 and follow the signs.

Forest Factfile

Full name: Nottingham Forest Football Club
Nicknames: Forest, The Reds, NFFC, The Tricky Trees, Foresters, Super Reds
Founded: 1865
Ground: The City Ground
Capacity: 30,605
Chairman: Fawaz Al-Hasawi
Manager: Billy Davies
Last season: 8th in Championship

Head to head
Forest wins: 15
Draws: 8
Reading wins: 10

Last five
English Championship - Tue 17 Apr 2012 - Reading 1 - 0 Nottm Forest
English Championship - Tue 01 Nov 2011 - Nottm Forest 1 - 0 Reading
English Championship - Sat 09 Apr 2011 - Nottm Forest 3 - 4 Reading
English Championship - Sat 21 Aug 2010 - Reading 1 - 1 Nottm Forest
English Championship - Sat 16 Jan 2010 - Nottm Forest 2 - 1 Reading

In quotes
Royals boss Nigel Adkins: "The game should have a good tempo - Nottingham Forest are a good side, and if we can beat them we can jump over them in the division which just shows how close it is."

Forest manager Billy Davies: "We have produced two great performances recently and hopefully we can do the same against Reading."

Reading midfielder Danny Williams: "Hopefully with my energy I can help the team and get the flow back again. We hope we can pick up three points, and go and try and win the game."

Reds striker Simon Cox: "There’s no extra motivation for me really. If we get the win then it will be bittersweet for me."

The Officials
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Assistant Referees: Andrew Fox and Danny Gratton
Fourth Official: Marvyn Amphlett

Odds - click here for more.
Match odds: Forest win 10/11, draw 5/2, Reading 3/1.
First goalscorer: Sharp 15/2, Obita 11/1, Pearce 33/1.

Live Commentary
Not going to Nottingham? Not to worry - we've got it covered!

You can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live commentary on Reading FC Player. Tune this evening - you can also catch pre-match and post-match chat as the Royals do battle with Forest. Sign up to Player by clicking here, it's just 10p a day, and you get tons of other exclusive videos.

As ever, we'll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and don't forget to follow our Instagram page OfficialReadingFC for loads of exclusive images.

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