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Match preview: Forest vs Luton in association with Football Index

18 January 2020

Check out the match preview as Nottingham Forest entertain Luton Town at The City Ground, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest return home as they welcome Luton Town to The City Ground on Sunday (kick-off 12pm).

The Reds have won their last two league outings on Trentside and will be looking to keep up that form and keep the pressure on the sides around them in the Championship table.

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Luton will be hoping for a change of fortunes on the road as they look to climb off the foot of the table, with The Hatters winless away from home since September.

Team news

Sabri Lamouchi has no fresh injury concerns for the clash with Luton Town, giving him plenty of options to choose from for the match at The City Ground.

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Luton wins
League 23 14 20
FA Cup 2 1 1
League Cup 1 0 0
Total 26 15 21

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From the opposition

Luton manager Graeme Jones bemoaned his side's injury problems ahead of the trip to The City Ground, but feels that his side can still be competitive against The Reds.


He said: “We’ve got a nine-day period after Nottingham Forest and I just want to try and get everyone fit, that’s the priority.

“I think we’re a competitive team in this Championship, and we haven’t had everybody fit. We kept everybody fit until Brentford, so the work in terms of intensity in training, pitching that correctly, was excellent.

“Then at Brentford we lost Brendan Galloway permanently for this season, and we lost Izzy Brown. A week later we lost Dan Potts. We lost Martin Cranie at Millwall. Callum McManaman, we lost at Millwall.

“It’s been a period where at Luton Town, without bringing anybody in, we needed everybody fit. We’re getting close to it and I am not in the position now where I think we can afford to risk it for one game."

Tickets and travel

There is set to be another strong crowd at The City Ground, with limited availability throughout the stadium.

Full ticket information can be found here.

Making your first visit to The City Ground? Check out our travel and parking guide here.

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31 January 2020


Tony Harrington will be the man in the middle for Nottingham Forest's fixture against Luton.

The referee from Cleveland will take charge of his second City Ground match this season, after he officiated Forest's 3-0 win over Birmingham back in August. 

Harrington has shown 57 yellow cards and three red cards in his 22 games so far this season. 


Due to the match being shown live on Sky Sports, there will be no live broadcast of the match available on iFollow Forest. Audio commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham will be available, however.

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

Other fixtures

Fulham 1-0 Middlesbrough 
QPR 1-0 Leeds 
Birmingham 1-1 Cardiff
Bristol City 1-0 Barnsley
Derby 1-0 Hull
Huddersfield 0-0 Brentford
Millwall 2-0 Reading
Preston 2-1 Charlton
Sheffield Wednesday 0-5 Blackburn
Swansea 2-1 Wigan
West Brom vs Stoke (Monday, 8pm)

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Match Reports

Forest 3-1 Luton

19 January 2020

A Joe Lolley inspired Nottingham Forest produced a fine performance to defeat Luton Town at The City Ground this afternoon.

The Forest winger scored either side of half-time to help The Reds to a vital victory on Trentside, with a late Lewis Grabban penalty adding extra gloss to the scoreline.

Harry Cornick had give Luton a shock lead but Forest responded well to secure all three points.

Sabri Lamouchi made three changes to the side which drew at Reading, with Michel Dawson, Tiago Silva and Albert Adomah all coming into the starting line-up.

It was the visitors who started the brightest, with Matty Pearson and Dan Potts coming close with efforts before Forest started to dominate possession, but The Reds found it hard to carve out any openings as The Hatters’ rearguard stood firm.

On 23 minutes Luton took the lead following a swift move which saw Potts cut the ball back from the byline for Harry Cornick to slide into the bottom corner past Brice Samba.

The Reds responded well to the setback, Joe Worrall glancing a header from a corner which Luton keeper Simon Sluga did well to keep out at his near post, Adomah firing wide of the target following good work by Yuri Ribeiro then Tiago Silva acrobatically volleying over the bar.

The pressure told and the equaliser came on 36 minutes as Joe Lolley drove forward following a quick break, cut inside onto his left foot and hit a shot which squirmed past Sluga to level the scores.

Worrall was denied from close range by Sluga as the first half drew to a close, with Forest starting the second half on the front foot and looking to take charge of the game.

Lolley fired over from the edge of the box before he made no mistake just before the hour mark, receiving a raking Ben Watson pass before firing an unstoppable, swerving effort past Sluga and into the top corner of the net.

The Reds were well on top and could have extended their lead as substitute Sammy Ameobi bent an effort wide of the far post, before Lolley jinked his way into the area only to see his low cross cleared from underneath the crossbar.

Despite their dominance, The Reds had to be alert at the back as James Collins forced Brice Samba into a smart low save on 80 minutes, but the result was never in doubt and the three points were secured with a third goal in injury time.

Tiago Silva’s free kick hit a hand of a Luton defender in the wall, with the referee pointing to the penalty spot and allowing Lewis Grabban the chance to convert for his 15th goal of the season.

Three goals and three points for The Reds as they closed the gap on the automatic promotion spots.

Forest: Samba, Cash, Worrall, Dawson (c), Ribeiro, Watson, Sow, Silva (Carvalho 90’), Adomah (Ameobi 67’), Lolley (Yates 83’), Grabban

Unused subs: Smith, Jenkinson, Semedo, Chema

Goals: Lolley 36’, 57’, Grabban pen 90’

Luton: Sluga, Bree, Pearson, Bradley (c), Potts, Tunnicliffe, Rea (Lee 72’), Mpanzu, LuaLua, Cornick (Moncur 50’), Collins

Unused subs: Shea, Berry, Shinnie, Bolton, Daniels

Goal: Cornick 23’

Bookings: Rea 35’, Tunnicliffe 88’, Potts 90’

Referee: Tony Harrington

Attendance: 27,081 (1,554 away)

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Ticket News

Luton tickets selling fast!

16 January 2020

Tickets for Nottingham Forest’s Sky Bet Championship fixture at home to Luton Town are selling quickly with some areas of the stadium now sold out.

The Hatters visit The City Ground on Sunday 19th January (kick-off 12pm) and prices for this fixture start from £25 for adults and £5 for 4-11-year-olds. For full pricing information, please see below:


Dates of sale

Home members - 9am on Monday 16th December*

Season card holders - 9am on Tuesday 17th December**

General sale - 9am on Thursday 19th December

*1 ticket per home member

**3 additional tickets per season card holder

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

Supporters who choose to buy tickets online can also beat the queues by taking advantage of the print-at-home service meaning that they can get their hands on their tickets immediately, rather than queuing to collect them. Why not check out this useful video which explains how it works...

For supporters who do choose the print-at-home option, please remember to open the PDF attachment which accompanies your purchase confirmation email. This contains the ticket you must print off and use on matchday. It is also worth remembering that print-at-home tickets on mobile phones will not work, so do not try this at the turnstiles as you will be sent to the ticket office to obtain a paper ticket instead.

Matchday hospitality

Hospitality packages start from just £60 (+VAT) per person and details can be found by visiting the commercial website or by calling 0115 982 4450 for more details.

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 high rate of Disabled Living Allowance for either care or mobility, the high rate of Attendance Allowance or the Enhanced Rate of Personal Independence Payment.

Unfortunately, supporters who require a disabled companion seat (personal assistant) cannot currently buy their tickets online. However, you can still call the ticket office on 0115 982 4388 or email detailing your requirements and we will get back to you.

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