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Preview: Royals travel to Forest

22 August 2014

A look ahead to Saturday's clash

Nottm Forest v Reading
Saturday 23rd August 2014, kick-off 3pm

Nottm Forest v Reading
Saturday 23rd August, 3pm
Sky Bet Championship
The City Ground

Team News
Reading: New signing Oliver Norwood will go straight into the squad for Saturday's game. Jamie Mackie is ineligible for the fixture as he is on loan from the East Midlands club. Anton Ferdinand is among several players that will remain sidelined until at least the international break, with Danny Guthrie the only injured player with a chance of returning for next Saturday's trip to Middlesbrough.

Forest: The hosts have no new injury concerns. Jamaal Lascelles, Kelvin Willson, Henri Lansbury and David Vaughan all played in a training ground friendly on Thursday.

Tickets are available at the City Ground on the day of the game, cash only at the away end turnstiles. Adults and senior prices will rise by £2 from the below. For more information, please click here.

Bridgford Stand Lower (980 allocation)
65 & Over
Under 18
Under 12

All disabled tickets are booked through Stacie Browning on 0118 968 1017/

Last Five
English Championship - Wed 01 Jan 2014 - Reading 1 - 1 Nottm Forest    
English Championship - Fri 29 Nov 2013 - Nottm Forest 2 - 3 Reading    
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    


Forest Factfile
Full name: Nottingham Forest Football Club
Nicknames: Forest, The Reds
Founded: 1865; 149 years ago
Ground: City Ground
Capacity: 30,576
Owner: The Al Hasawi Family
Chairman: Fawaz Al-Hasawi
Manager: Stuart Pearce
Last season: 11th, Championship

Parking and Travel
Please note that parking is extremely limited around the City Ground. For full information, including details on how to get to Forest, click here.

Directions from the south (
Leave the M1 at Junction 24 and take the A453 towards Nottingham. Then take the A52 East towards Grantham and then onto the A6011 into Nottingham. The ground is situated by the A6011.

Pre-match talk
Royals boss Nigel Adkins: "The squads are going to be stretched to the maximum. The games come thick and fast, more or less every three days. It's going to be a tough game at Forest but, as I've highlighted, they all are in the Championship."

Forest manager Stuart Pearce: "Reading are a good side with an excellent manager and a great pedigree so it will be a tough test."

Live Commentary
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