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Match preview: Huddersfield vs Forest in association with Football Index

20 December 2019

Check out the match preview as Nottingham Forest look to get back to winning ways when they take on Huddersfield Town, in association with Football Index.

Ticket News

Tickets: Wigan Athletic (H)

28 December 2019

Forest will be looking to bounce back and get three points on the board after a run of four games without a win. The Reds were well beaten by Sheffield Wednesday last time out and Sabri Lamouchi's side will be looking for a response.

Huddersfield have found life tough back in the second-tier after two seasons in the Premier League, but new manager Danny Cowley has injected some positivity into their form, despite just one win in their last seven outings. 

Team news

Yuri Ribeiro, Samba Sow, Carl Jenkinson, Yohan Benalouane and Michael Hefele are all nearing a return to action, edging closer to a first-team recall but Saturday's game may come too soon for them.

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Huddersfield wins
League 15 13 20
League Cup 2 3 0
FA Cup 0 1 1
Total 17 17 21

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From the opposition

Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley said that Nottingham Forest are among the best teams in the division and expects a tough contest on Saturday.

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He said: “Forest have had an excellent start to the season but a bit more of a difficult period just recently, no doubt they will be highly motivated after the back of a disappointing result on Saturday against Sheffield Wednesday.

“I think that they have goals in their team, they can use different formations and they like to get control in possession and want to try and dominate the ball, but they can also carry a threat on the counter attack.

“Certainly, with the ball they’re one of the best teams in the division.”

Ticket News

Tickets: Blackburn Rovers (H)

30 December 2019

Tickets and travel

All tickets available for Nottingham Forest supporters have sold out, with The Reds set to be backed by 2,490 supporters at the John Smith's Stadium.

Tickets set for collection will be available from The City Ground until 10am on Saturday, after which they will be sent for collection at Huddersfield Town.

Collections and duplicates will be available from window two in the main ticket office at the John Smith's Stadium.

Referee

Andy Davies will be the man in the middle for Saturday's game, his 19th match of the season.

Davies, from Hampshire, will officiate both teams for the first time this season, having shown 57 yellow cards and two red in his previous 18 games. 

He took charge of two Forest games last season, both ending in victory, as he oversaw the 3-0 win away at Bolton and the 3-1 victory over Wigan at The City Ground. 

Coverage

International subscribers to iFollow Forest will be able to watch the action live, with audio commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham also available.

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

Other fixtures

All fixtures to be played at 3pm on Saturday unless otherwise stated:

Middlesbrough vs Stoke (Friday, 7.45pm)
Cardiff vs Preston (12.30pm)
Fulham vs Leeds
Hull vs Birmingham
Luton vs Swansea
Millwall vs Barnsley
QPR vs Charlton
Reading vs Derby
West Brom vs Brentford
Sheffield Wednesday vs Bristol City (Sunday, 12pm)
Blackburn vs Wigan (Monday, 7.45pm)

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Match Reports

Huddersfield 2-1 Forest

21 December 2019

Joe Worrall's second half goal wasn't enough for Nottingham Forest as they fell to defeat against Huddersfield Town this afternoon.

The defender scored with 15 minutes remaining to set up a grandstand finish but The Reds couldn't find a crucial leveller and head home empty handed.
 
Christopher Schindler and Steve Mounie goals either side of half-time had given Huddersfield a two-goal lead which proved too much for Forest to claim anything from a heated encounter in West Yorkshire. 
 
Sabri Lamouchi made four changes to the side that was defeated by Sheffield Wednesday last weekend. Defenders Chema and Tobias Figueiredo replaced Jack Robinson and Michael Dawson, while Joe Lolley came back into the side, replacing Joao Carvalho. Fellow midfielder Samba Sow also returned to the side in place of Ryan Yates after a lengthy spell out with an injury.
 
Forest started brightly, looking to make amends for the heavy defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday last weekend. Lewis Grabban and Sammy Ameobi were both causing problems amongst the host's back four but failed to trouble Kamil Grabara.
 
It was actually full back Matty Cash who went closest in the opening quarter of an hour. The defender carried the ball into the home side's penalty area but dragged his effort just wide of Grabara's right-hand post.
 
As the first half wore on, The Terriers started to find their way back into the match and found themselves in front shortly after the half-hour mark. After an initial volley was blocked by Joe Worrall in the visitor's penalty area, the ball eventually fell to Christopher Schindler who smashed home passed Brice Samba.
 
Forest almost had the perfect response a minute later but Ameobi's left-footed effort from the edge of the host's penalty area skimmed past the post. 
 
Huddersfield held onto the lead at the break despite the best efforts of Forest in the closing stages of the half.
 
The hosts made the perfect start to the second half, doubling their lead through Steve Mounie. Brice Samba was unable to deal with the forward's header at the back post after a corner from the left.
 
Forest were now desperately seeking a goal to get them back into the match, driving forward in numbers with every attack. In doing so they were left short at the back and the hosts nearly took advantage through Karlan Grant. The striker unleashed a powerful right-footed effort from the edge of the penalty area only to be denied by a good save by Samba.
 
Lamouchi made his first change of the match on 66 minutes, Samba Sow replaced by Alfa Semedo, and the substitute had the ball in the back of the net shortly after coming on but Worrall was adjudged to have been offside in the build up.
 
Forest did get the ball in the back of the net on 74 minutes and this time it did count. Worrall met a corner from the right and superbly headed the cross past Grabara to give the visitors a lifeline.
 
The visitors were dominating the play with Lolley a constant threat. The former Huddersfield man nearly drew Forest level with five minutes remaining when he saw his effort tipped around the post by Grabara in the Terriers goal. 
 
As the game came to a close, Joao Carvalho saw a curling effort saved and Matty Cash was denied by a superb point-blank save but Forest couldn't find the leveller as Huddersfield hung onto their 2-1 advantage to claim all three points.
 
Forest: Samba, Cash, Worrall, Figueiredo, Chema, Watson (c) (Yates 86'), Sow (Semedo 67'), Silva, Ameobi (Carvalho 76'), Lolley, Grabban

Unused subs: Muric, Robinson, Dawson, Adomah

Goal: Worrall 75'

Bookings: Sow 39', Figueiredo 57', Watson 66'

Huddersfield: Grabara, Simpson, Schindler (c), Stankovic, Hadergjonaj, Chalobah, Hogg, Kachunga (Koroma 79'), Bacuna (Brown 87'), Grant, Mounie

Unused subs: Coleman, Edmonds-Green, Duhaney, Daly, High

Goals: Schindler 32', Mounie 49'

Bookings: Chalobah 63', Hogg 70', Grabara 80'

Referee: Andy Davies

Attendance: TBC

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Ticket News

Huddersfield tickets sold out

5 December 2019

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's trip to Huddersfield Town have now sold out.

The Reds travel to the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday 21st December (kick-off 3pm) and the full allocation of 2,490 tickets has now been sold.

Access to tickets

Tickets are available for collection directly from the Forest ticket office as there will be limited collections permitted at the John Smith's Stadium.

Official coach travel

Coach travel departs the Brian Clough Stand car park at 11am and is priced at £16. Subject to availability, supporters can park their vehicles free of charge in the Brian Clough Stand car park.

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