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Match preview: Forest vs Fleetwood

13 August 2019

Nottingham Forest get their Carabao Cup campaign underway this evening when Fleetwood Town visit The City Ground (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Reds will be hoping for another decent run in the competition, having reached the fourth round last season but come across a strong Fleetwood side.

Joey Barton's men have won their first two league games of the season and arrive for their first visit to Trentside in buoyant mood.

Team news

Reds boss Sabri Lamouchi said he will give some players the chance to impress but will not make wholesale changes to his side.

Forest were unchanged for the match at Leeds on Saturday, with Lamouchi naming the same starting 11, but there could be first appearances for Carl Jenkinson, Yuri Ribeiro and Brice Samba.

Forest thoughts

Head to head

There has been just the one meeting between the two sides prior to this evening's clash.

Forest and Fleetwood also met on the 13th August in 2012, with The Reds coming out on top in the first round of the Capital One Cup thanks to Dexter Blackstock's 57th-minute strike.


From the opposition

Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton is hoping to continue his side's momentum from their first two league games into tonight's cup tie.

After a fine 3-1 victory over promotion hopefuls Peterborough on the opening day, The Trawlermen followed that up with a 2-1 triumph against Wimbledon on the weekend.


Barton says he will make some changes but doesn't want his side to lose any momentum heading into the tie at The City Ground.

He said: "We have good momentum in the league, we want to keep that momentum.

"So if I do make changes they will not be wholesale, it is not like the Trophy or whatever it is called. We want a decent cup run.

"I think the way we have started the season, we have players chomping for minutes and it is up to them to show us what they can do – but it will not be wholesale changes."


Alan Young will be the man in the middle for tonight's game as he officiates for the first time at The City Ground.

He made the step up to be an EFL referee last season and will take charge of a Forest game for the first time this evening.

Ticket news

Ticket News

Fleetwood ticket details confirmed

12 August 2019

Tickets for tonight's game are still available either from the ticket office or online at


Due to broadcasting restrictions, there will be no live stream of the match for international subscribers to iFollow Forest. Audio commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham will be available, however.

You can also follow all of the action via the club's official social media channels and in the Match Centre, with a match report and full reaction here at after the final whistle.

Other ties

All ties to be played at 7.45pm on Tuesday:

AFC Wimbledon vs MK Dons
Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland
Barnsley vs Carlisle United
Blackburn Rovers vs Oldham Athletic
Blackpool vs Macclesfield Town
Bradford City vs Preston North End
Brentford vs Cambridge United
Bristol Rovers vs Cheltenham Town
Charlton Athletic vs Forest Green Rovers
Colchester United vs Swindon Town
Coventry City vs Exeter City
Gillingham vs Newport County
Grimsby Town vs Doncaster Rovers
Huddersfield Town vs Lincoln City
Luton Town vs Ipswich Town
Mansfield Town vs Morecambe
Middlesbrough vs Crewe Alexandra
Oxford United vs Peterborough United
Plymouth Argyle vs Leyton Orient
Port Vale vs Burton Albion
Queens Park Rangers vs Bristol City
Rochdale vs Bolton Wanderers
Salford City vs Leeds United
Scunthorpe United vs Derby County
Sheffield Wednesday P-P Bury
Shrewsbury Town vs Rotherham United
Stevenage vs Southend United
Swansea City vs Northampton Town
Tranmere Rovers vs Hull City
Walsall vs Crawley Town
Wigan Athletic vs Stoke City
Wycombe Wanderers vs Reading
West Bromwich Albion vs Millwall


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Match Reports

Forest 1-0 Fleetwood

13 August 2019

Nottingham Forest booked their place in the second round of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 win against Fleetwood Town.

Tiago Silva scored the only goal of the game, a fine effort in the second half to ensure that The Reds defeated their League One opponents at The City Ground.

Sabri Lamouchi handed debuts to Brice Samba, Carl Jenkinson, Yuri Riberio and John Bostock and also named academy star Alex Mighten on the bench for the first time.

There were first starts for the club for Samba Sow, Sammy Ameobi and Rafa Mir too in nine changes from the draw against Leeds, and it was one of those debutants who had the first effort of the game inside four minutes.

Tiago Silva’s floated free kick was headed out as far as Jenkinson on the edge of the box who hit a half-volley towards the top corner but Fleetwood keeper Alex Cairns was equal to it to palm away.

Forest were dominating possession but were unable to force Cairns into action again, with a strong run by Arvin Appiah seeing him carry the ball 50 yards before shooting over via a deflection.

As the half wore on, the visitors came into the game and it was a fine save by Samba which prevented them taking the lead on the stroke of time, clawing out Peter Clarke’s header before Ashley Hunter curled a free kick narrowly off target.

The second half began in much the same vein as the first, with The Reds on top and dominating the play. Ameobi headed over the bar at the near post from a Silva corner before a moment of magic from the Portuguese opened the game up on the hour.

Bostock clipped a ball over the top of the Fleetwood defence for Silva, who brought it down, skipped past a challenge and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net to put Forest in front.

The Trawlermen were throwing men forward to try and get the leveller to take it to penalties and they probably should have done so on 78. Paul Coutts saw his shot saved by Samba and from the rebound, substitute Conor McAleny dragged his effort wide of the target from eight yards out.

Brice Samba was on hand to keep Fleetwood out as the game’s end drew nearer, palming away a Ross Wallace free kick and parrying McAleny’s strike before Paddy Madden dragged a shot wide as he raced towards goal.

But those chances proved costly for the visitors as it was Forest who won on the night and booked their spot in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Forest: Samba, Jenkinson, Figueiredo, Worrall (c), Ribeiro, Sow (Johnson 65’), Bostock, Silva, Ameobi, Appiah (Cash 77’), Mir

Unused subs: Muric, Milosevic, Robinson, Richardson, Mighten

Goal: Silva 59’

Bookings: Silva 44’, Bostock 83’, Ribeiro 90’

Fleetwood: Cairns, Coyle, Clarke, Souttar, Andrew, Burns, Coutts (c), Rossiter (Wallace 78’), Madden, Hunter (Morris 53’), Biggins (McAleny 63’)

Unused subs: Crellin, Eastham, Sowerby, Sheron

Bookings: Morris 77’, McAleny 80’, Coyle 90’

Referee: Alan Young

Attendance: 7,432 (198 away)

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Ticket News

Enjoy cup football on Tuesday night!

12 August 2019

Tickets for Nottingham Forest’s Carabao Cup first-round tie against Fleetwood Town are now on general sale.

The Reds will face The Trawlermen at The City Ground on Tuesday 13th August (kick-off 7.45pm) in just the second competitive meeting between the two sides.

As with our recent friendly fixtures and in the spirit of fairness to all, season seats will not be reserved and every seat will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis.

All supporters who choose to purchase tickets for this fixture will receive a paper ticket. No season cards will be activated for this game.

Tickets purchased after 3pm on Friday 9th August have been made available for supporters to collect directly from The City Ground as there could be no guarantee that tickets would arrive with supporters ahead of the game.

Supporters who are collecting tickets can do so from the main ticket office at The City Ground until 5.45pm on Tuesday, after which they will be made available from the collections office in the corner of the Trent End and Brian Clough Stand from 6pm.

Full ticket details are as follows (lower tiers only):

Adult season card holders £10
Concession season card holders £5
Adult non-season card holder £15
Concession non-season card holder £10
Ages 4-17 £1

How to buy

Tickets can be purchased by visiting, by visiting the ticket office in person or calling 0115 982 4388.

Supporters with accessible seating needs

Supporters who are registered as having accessible seating requirements with Nottingham Forest can claim a Disabled Companion seat providing that they are entitled to the higher rate of Disabled Living Allowance for either care or mobility, the high rate of Attendance Allowance or the Enhanced Rate of Personal Independence Payment.

Matchday hospitality

If you are looking to enjoy a special day at The City Ground, then don't forget that hospitality packages for the game are available.

Prices start from just £30 (+VAT) per person and full details can be found by clicking here.

For match tickets, please call 0115 982 4388 or for hospitality packages, please call 0115 982 4450.


Nottingham Forest now operate a print-at-home service for supporters to utilise when purchasing tickets. Below is a handy video to explain the system.

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