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21 November 2017 Venue The City Ground Attendance

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Preview: Norwich (H)

21 November 2017

Nottingham Forest are back at The City Ground tonight as they take on Norwich City in the Sky Bet Championship (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Reds tasted defeat in their last outing at Birmingham City on Saturday, but there is encouragement from their home form as the last three games on Trentside have all resulted in three points.

Norwich have found life tough of late, with their last four league fixtures only bringing one point and their inconsistency throughout the campaign so far has seen them occupy a mid-table spot.

See below for the pre-match views of Mark Warburton.

Team news

Daryl Murphy is set to be recalled to the squad having been rested at Birmingham following his two tough games for the Republic of Ireland during the international break. 

David Vaughan is also hoping to be invovled while there is a question mark surrounding Armand Traore's fitness.

Danny Fox, Chris Cohen and Jack Hobbs remain sidelined.

From the opposition

Daniel Farke says Norwich will head to Nottingham Forest determined to improve on their performance in the draw against Barnsley on Saturday.

Speaking to the club's official website, he said: "It was a poor performance against Barnsley, probably our worst home performance. It's important to be really honest in the dressing room, and we spoke very honestly about topics we were poor in.

"But you also don't want to be too concerned as well, because it does go like this sometimes in football. You have to work hard after your setbacks, and speak directly and objectively about what went wrong.

"We 100% wanted to win against Barnsley, but we need to get that frustration out of the way and to aim to get points against Nottingham and to get back to the position we were two and a half weeks ago. We want a result that will bring more confidence and get us back on track."

He added: "Nottingham Forest are a big club with a great history and they are full of potential. They're in good shape at home and it's a hard task, but when we're there with a 100% working style and concentration we know we have the ability to get points at each and every stadium – we've already shown that at really good sides this season.

"Nottingham are a team that likes to be in possession and move the ball quickly. It's similar to Fulham, Middlesbrough and Reading – and you have to be really aggressive and really awake in the defensive behaviour. The key is to be good against the ball, and we are looking forward to it."

One to watch - James Maddison

Young midfielder James Maddison has developed into a key player for Norwich this season in what is his breakthrough year with The Canaries. 

Having initially signed from Coventry, the 20-year-old has spent time on loan with The Sky Blues and also Aberdeen in Scotland, and his creativity and eye for the spectacular has been key for Daniel Farke's side.

He has found the net three times this season in the league, including the winning goals against Middlesbrough and local rivals Ipswich Town.

Last visit

Tickets

Season card holders can get up to four extra tickets at 50% off for tonight's game against Norwich.

As a reward for their fantastic support, season card holders can bring friends and family to The City Ground with discounted tickets, while students can also purchase tickets for just £5.

Full details can be found here.

Coverage

There will be live coverage of the game on iFollow Forest, with a live broadcast for international subscribers, as well as audio commentary.

There will also be full coverage via the club's official social media channels and in the Match Centre.

Other fixtures

All fixtures to be played at 7.45pm on Tuesday unless otherwise stated:

Aston Villa v Sunderland
Barnsley v Cardiff
Brentford v Burton
Bristol City v Preston
Derby v QPR
Millwall v Hull
Sheffield United v Fulham
Bolton v Reading (8pm)
Ipswich v Sheffield Wednesday (Wednesday)
Middlesbrough v Birmingham (Wednesday)
Wolves v Leeds (Wednesday)

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Match Reports

Forest 1-0 Norwich

21 November 2017

Daryl Murphy's goal moved Nottingham Forest up to seventh in the Sky Bet Championship following a 1-0 win over Norwich at The City Ground.

The Irishman got the only goal of the game with 13 minutes to play to secure a fourth successive home win for The Reds and keep them within two points of the play-off places.

Mark Warburton made two changes to the side beaten at Birmingham City on Saturday as Ben Brereton and Tyler Walker made way for David Vaughan and Daryl Murphy respectively.

Norwich had the first sight of goal with only two minutes on the clock after Tendayi Darikwa fouled former Forest man Nelson Oliveira on the edge of the penalty area. James Maddison stepped up to take the free-kick but the wall stood firm and The Reds were able to clear the danger.

Murphy was looking sharp on his return from international duty and fired a shot straight at Angus Gunn before the Norwich goalkeeper came off his line well to smother at the striker's feet as he made his way towards goal.

It was Forest who were having the clearer sights of goal and Gunn had to be alert once again to produce a fine save to prevent Kieran Dowell from opening the scoring after he had met Murphy's ball inside the Norwich penalty area.

The visitors could have snatched the lead shortly before half-time as Maddison whipped a dangerous free-kick into the penalty area from the left but fortunately for Forest the ball evaded everyone and it was goalless at the interval.

Liam Bridcutt picked up his fifth booking of the season for a foul on Oliveira early in the second half before the former Forest striker saw his curling free-kick pushed around the post courtesy of a strong save from Jordan Smith.

The second half was struggling to catch light but Warburton sought to change that by replacing Barrie McKay with Mustapha Carayol. The substitute almost made an instant impact as he charged at the Norwich defence but his powerful effort was held by Gunn.

Carayol was causing problems for the visitors' back four and he set up the winning goal soon after. His right-wing cross was perfect for Murphy to get on the end of and the Irishman was able to stab the ball beyond Gunn at the near post to put Forest in front.

As Norwich strived to find an equaliser, Forest were forced to defend manfully and they did so with Joe Worrall, Michael Mancienne and Matt Mills all making some crucial interventions.

Despite referee Tony Harrington adding on five minutes of stoppage time at the end of the second half, Forest held out to claim a vital three points and keep their strong home form going ahead of Sunday's clash with high-flying Cardiff at The City Ground.

Forest: Smith; Darikwa (Mills 51'), Worrall, Mancienne (c), Lichaj; Vaughan, Bridcutt; McKay (Carayol 69'), Dowell (Bouchalakis 88'), Osborn; Murphy

Subs not used: Henderson, Clough, Brereton, Cummings

Goal: Murphy 77'

Booking: Bridcutt 49'

Norwich: Gunn; Stiepermann, Klose (Zimmermann 46'), Hanley, Pinto (c); Watkins, Hoolahan (Murphy 74'), Vrancic, Reed (Jerome 85'), Maddison; Oliveira

Subs not used: McGovern, Wildschut, Franke, Cantwell

Bookings: Reed 65', Watkins 90'

Referee: Tony Harrington

Attendance: 23,831 (1,466 away)

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Ticket News

Enjoy great offers for Norwich clash

19 November 2017

Nottingham Forest supporters can take advantage of a number of ticket offers for Tuesday night's game against Norwich City.

The Reds will be hunting a fourth successive home win when Daniel Farke's men visit Trentside and the club have put a number of ticket initiatives in place for the game.

Adult tickets are priced at just £20 when purchased in advance while supporters aged over 65 years of age can watch the game for as little as £14.

Season card holders can purchase up to four tickets at 50% for their friends and family in all areas of the stadium while students* can gain entry for just £5 in the upper or lower tiers of the Brian Clough Stand.

Tickets are priced (matchday rate in brackets) as follows:

General sale

Adults - £20 (£22)

Seniors - £14 (£16)

Under 18s - £12 (£12)

Under 12s - £6 (£6)

Family Area 

Adults - £15 (£17)

Seniors - £10 (£12)

Under 18s - £10 (£10)

Under 12s - £5 (£5)

*Students must be under the age of 25 and are entitled to one ticket per customer number. A valid university ID must be produced upon collection and at the turnstile.

Tickets can be purchased in-person at the ticket office, by calling 0115 982 4388 or by visiting tickets.nottinghamforest.co.uk.

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