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29 July 2017 Venue The City Ground Attendance 10,231 Referee Andy Woolmer

Kick off 15:00

Nottingham Forest
1 - 1
FT
Burnley

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4-3-3
  • 43
    Jordan Smith
    GK
  • 27
    Tendayi Darikwa
    DF
  • 4
    Michael Mancienne (C)
    DF
  • 42
    Joe Worrall
    DF
  • 6
    Armand Traore
    DF
  • 24
    David Vaughan
    MF
  • 11
    Ben Osborn
    MF
  • 16
    Zach Clough
    MF
  • 17
    Ben Brereton
    FW
  • 10
    Barrie McKay
    FW
  • 9
    Daryl Murphy
    FW

Substitutes

  • 26
    Dimitar Evtimov
    SUB
  • 8
    Chris Cohen
    SUB
  • 19
    Jamie Ward
    SUB
  • 25
    Jack Hobbs
    SUB
  • 28
    Thomas Lam
    SUB
  • 31
    Andreas Bouchalakis
    SUB
  • 35
    Jason Cummings
    SUB
  • 39
    Apostolos Vellios
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Mark Warburton

4-3-3
  • 1
    Tom Heaton (C)
    GK
  • 2
    Matt Lowton
    DF
  • 6
    Ben Mee
    DF
  • 5
    James Tarkowski
    DF
  • 23
    Stephen Ward
    DF
  • 13
    Jeff Hendrick
    MF
  • 4
    Jack Cork
    MF
  • 16
    Steven Defour
    MF
  • 19
    Jonathan Walters
    FW
  • 7
    Andre Gray
    FW
  • 10
    Ashley Barnes
    FW

Substitutes

  • 29
    Nick Pope
    SUB
  • 3
    Charlie Taylor
    SUB
  • 9
    Sam Vokes
    SUB
  • 12
    Robbie Brady
    SUB
  • 17
    Johann Berg Gudmundsson
    SUB
  • 18
    Ashley Westwood
    SUB
  • 26
    Phil Bardsley
    SUB
  • 28
    Kevin Long
    SUB
  • 32
    Dan Agyei
    SUB
  • 34
    Tom Anderson
    SUB
  • 37
    Scott Arfield
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Sean Dyche

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Match Reports

Forest 1-1 Burnley

29 July 2017

Nottingham Forest ended their pre-season campaign with a 1-1 draw against Premier League side Burnley at The City Ground.

Daryl Murphy put Forest into the lead just after the half-hour mark before Andre Gray's second-half equaliser meant The Reds remained unbeaten during pre-season heading into the Championship season next weekend.

The visitors started brightly as they looked to create an early opening. Jordan Smith had to be alert to parry a cross from Stephen Ward with Jon Walters waiting at the back post on two minutes and James Tarkowski almost met a dangerous free kick from Steven Defour on a minute later.

Forest looked good in possession of the ball and were dominating the match as they created their first shooting chance on 14 minutes. Barrie McKay played an incisive ball into the feet of Zach Clough on the edge of the area before his shot blazed over the bar.

Despite all their possession, The Reds required a stunning reflex save by Jordan Smith to keep the scores level on 18 minutes. In a save reminiscent of the one made on the final day of last season, Smith acrobatically tipped the Irish international's header onto the bar from close range after the visitors broke forward quickly.

Forest responded well and took the lead on 33 minutes through Murphy. A great reverse pass by McKay found Ben Osborn in space down the left flank and his drilled low cross was met by Murphy at the near post to turn past Tom Heaton for his first Reds goal.

The former Newcastle man almost doubled the advantage three minutes later as he latched onto a short header from Matt Lowton. Murphy beat Heaton to the ball but was then held up by Tarkowski. Murphy showed great determination to battle for the ball and only a fine point-blank save by Heaton denied the Irishman.

It was a positive first half for Mark Warburton's side but they let the lead slip ten minutes into the second half.

Matt Lowton had found himself in plenty of space on 55 minutes, only for Tendayi Darikwa to clear his lines underneath his own crossbar, and a minute later the Burnley full back produced the goods to set up Gray to equalise. The former Brentford front man arrived right on queue to tap home at the back post from Lowton's low cross after a raking pass from Ashley Barnes.

A string of substitutions took the sting out of the game, with half-time sub Jamie Ward leaving the field on a stretched on the hour mark a particular sour note for The Reds.

Apostolos Vellios looked to add to his pre-season tally following his introduction, but he couldn't keep his header down following a good delivery from the left by Ben Osborn.

The crowd of more than 10,000 appreciated the efforts of Mark Warburton's side in matching, and often looking stronger than, Burnley and there will be plenty of positives to take into Friday night's opening Sky Bet Championship fixture against Millwall.

Forest: Smith, Darikwa, Mancienne (c), Worrall, Traore, Vaughan, Osborn, Clough, Brereton, McKay, Murphy

Subs: Evtimov, Cohen, Ward, Hobbs, Lam, Bouchalakis, Cummings, Vellios

Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Ward, Hendrick, Cork, Defour, Gray, Barnes, Walters

Subs: Pope, Taylor, Vokes, Brady, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Bardsley, Long, Agyei, Arfield, Anderson

Referee: Andy Woolmer

Attendance: 10,231 (566 away)

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Ticket News

Burnley tickets still available

29 July 2017

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's pre-season friendly against Burnley are still available.

The club have made the decision to reward all 2017-18 season card holders with free tickets to the pre-season friendly against Sean Dyche's side.

Season card holders who have already purchased a ticket for the Burnley match will receive free entry to the Carabao Cup clash against Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday 8 August at The City Ground.

For more information on how to claim a free ticket, please click here.

Tickets for non-season card holders are priced as follows:

Adults - £15

65 years and above - £10

12-17 years - £10

4-11 years - £1

Tickets are available to purchase in-person at the Forest ticket office, by calling 0115 982 4388 or by visiting tickets.nottinghamforest.co.uk.

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