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Posted Thu 05 May 16

MK Dons v Forest

Nottingham Forest will play their first competitive fixture at stadiummk on Saturday when they round off their Sky Bet Championship season against MK Dons (kick-off 12.30pm).

Pre-match brief

Saturday sees only the fourth competitive meeting between Nottingham Forest and MK Dons and Paul Williams' men will hope to end the season in style with victory over the already-relegated Dons.

Forest have produced much-improved performances against Fulham and Wolves in recent weeks and victory at stadiummk this weekend would ensure they end the season with a five-match unbeaten run.

A win over Karl Robinson's side would also see The Reds complete a league double over the Dons and would be the perfect way to sign off in front of over 4,000 Forest supporters in Buckinghamshire.

Last time out

Nottingham Forest drew 1-1 with Wolverhampton Wanderers at The City Ground on Saturday as Gary Gardner's sumptuous free-kick was enough to earn a point in Forest's final home game of the season.

Joe Mason had given the visitors a second-half lead with a fine finish but Gardner stepped up with 22 minutes to play to curl the ball into the back of the net and earn The Reds a share of the spoils.

Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills, Fox, Jokic, Cohen (O.Burke 59'), Gardner, Osborn, Tesche, Lansbury (c), Blackstock (Assombalonga 69')


Alex Revell's brace wasn't enough to earn MK Dons a point at Ipswich Town last time out as they were beaten at Portman Road thanks to goals from David McGoldrick, Brett Pitman and Luke Varney.

The Dons had twice fallen behind in Suffolk but Revell hit back on both occasions to seemingly give Karl Robinson's side a share of the spoils but Varney netted in stoppage time to hand Ipswich all three points.

MK Dons: Burns, Baldock, Long, Walsh, Lewington, Potter, Carruthers (Baker 66'), Powell, Bowditch (Maynard 78'), Murphy, Revell (Furlong 88')

Previous encounters

Nottingham Forest were 2-1 winners over MK Dons in the reverse fixture at The City Ground as goals from Nelson Oliveira and Ryan Mendes were enough to seal all three points for The Reds in December.

Forest's only previous trip to Milton Keynes for a competitive fixture came in January 2006 when the home side ran out winners courtesy of Izale McLeod's 22nd-minute strike.


Are tickets available?

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship trip to MK Dons on Saturday are available to purchase on arrival at stadiummk.

There will be a pay-on-the-day facility made available at the ticket office at Gate 3 but this will be a cash-only service. For more information and a list of prices, please click here.

What if I can't make the game?

Live audio commentary will be available on Forest Player HD, as well as live text commentary on www.nottinghamforest.co.uk and via @Official_NFFC on Twitter.

Forest Player HD will also have extended match highlights from 12pm on Sunday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp.
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Fancy a flutter?

Nottingham Forest are currently rated as the slender 6/4 favourites to take all three points away from stadiummk on Saturday with the draw priced at 23/10 and a victory for the home side at 13/8.

A repeat of The Reds' 2-1 victory over the Cottagers earlier in the season can be backed at 17/2 while supporters who fancy Forest to be winning at half-time and full-time can get odds of 3/1.

Britt Assombalonga came on in the second half of Forest's draw with Wolves last weekend and the striker can be backed at 9/4 to score his first goal of the season at stadiummk this time around.

For all the latest odds on Saturday's game, please visit www.skybet.com/forest and make a prediction for MK Dons v Forest.

Around the grounds

All games to be played at 12.30pm on Saturday

Blackburn v Reading
Cardiff v Birmingham
Charlton v Burnley
Derby v Ipswich
Fulham v Bolton
Huddersfield v Brentford
Hull v Rotherham
Middlesbrough v Brighton
Preston v Leeds
QPR v Bristol City
Wolves v Sheffield Wednesday