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Match preview: Wigan vs Forest in association with Football Index

19 October 2019

Check out the match preview as Nottingham Forest return to Sky Bet Championship action when they travel to Wigan Athletic on Sunday, in association with Football Index.

Football is back as The Reds look to continue their fine form when they visit the DW Stadium for tomorrow's televised clash.

Forest are on a 10-game unbeaten run in the league, a string of games which saw them climb to second in the division prior to the international break.

Wigan have had a mixed campaign so far but will be up for the fight come 2pm on Sunday.

Team news

Ryan Yates is back in training and available for selection having overcome his knee injury. His return is timely, with Alfa Semedo and Samba Sow both missing through back and hamstring injuries respectively.

Michael Dawson remains sidelined too but is hopeful of a return next week.

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Wigan wins
League 4 6 2
FA Cup 0 0 1
League Cup 0 0 1
Total 4 6 4

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Referee

Matt Donohue will take charge of Sunday's game at the DW Stadium. He has taken charge of 10 games so far this season, showing 38 yellow cards. 

Donohue has already officiated a Wigan game this season, their 3-1 defeat away at QPR in August, with the match his first Forest game as he makes the step up to the Championship this season.

Ticket News

Tickets: Hull City (H)

21 October 2019

Tickets

More than 3,000 Reds will be making the journey to Wigan on Sunday, with tickets available to buy on arrival at the stadium.

Full details can be found here.

Coverage 

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports, therefore there will be no live broadcast on iFollow Forest. Audio commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham will be available, however.

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

Follow the action on the go with the official Nottingham Forest app. Download it for iOS or Android now. 

Other fixtures

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

Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Friday)
Blackburn vs Huddersfield (12.30pm)
Barnsley vs Swansea
Brentford vs Millwall
Charlton vs Derby
Hull vs QPR
Leeds vs Birmingham
Luton vs Bristol City
Middlesbrough vs West Brom
Reading vs Preston
Stoke vs Fulham

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Match Reports

Wigan 1-0 Forest

20 October 2019

Nottingham Forest’s unbeaten run ended this afternoon as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Wigan Athletic.

A goal just after the half-hour mark from Jamal Lowe proved to be the difference as Forest huffed and puffed but lacked the quality with the final finish to come away from the game with anything.

Sabri Lamouchi made five changes from the 1-0 win over Brentford prior to the international break as Tobias Figueiredo, John Bostock, Sammy Ameobi, Jack Robinson and Rafa Mir brought in to replace Chema Rodriguez, Samba Sow, Tiago Silva, Joao Carvalho and Lewis Grabban.

There was a fairly even start to the game with both sides creating half-chances. Firstly, Brice Samba got down well to save from Jamal Lowe before Yuri Ribeiro bravely won a header inside the Wigan box but saw his effort drift wide.

Sammy Ameobi then had strong appeals for a penalty waved away on 26 minutes before Rafa Mir glanced a header over the bar following Joe Lolley’s teasing cross.

On 35 minutes the home side took the lead following a swift break forward. Lowe and Gavin Massey linked up well down the right, with the latter’s cross being turned home from close range by Lowe.

It was almost two for Wigan on 41 as Charlie Mulgrew curled a free kick against the foot of the post with Samba beaten as an out-of-sorts Forest went in at the break one behind.

Samba was called into action just after the restart, clawing away Massey’s attempted chip, before Forest created three good chances of their own.

John Bostock played a disguised through ball for Rafa Mir on the right-hand side of the penalty area, but the Spanish forward fluffed his lines as he skewed his effort wide of the mark.

Bostock and Mir were then replaced by Tiago Silva and Lewis Grabban, and the pair immediately linked up as Grabban latched onto the Portuguese midfielder’s pass only to flick a shot wide.

The Reds’ best chance came on the hour-mark as a looped cross into the box found Lewis Grabban unmarked from six yards out but he planted his header straight into the arms of Wigan keeper David Marshall.

Forest continued to press forward in search of the equaliser but didn’t have their shooting boots on as Sammy Ameobi and Ben Watson dragged tame efforts wide when well placed on the edge of the box.

Despite all their pressure, Forest were indebted to Brice Samba at the other end of the pitch on 85 minutes as he clawed away a dangerous low cross into the box before tipping Kal Naismith’s shot around the post at full stretch.

Ultimately, it was a poor afternoon for Forest who never got into their stride with the first-half goal proving decisive.

Forest: Samba; Cash, Worrall, Figueiredo, Robinson (Carvalho 72'); Watson (c), Bostock (Silva 55'); Lolley, Ameobi, Ribeiro; Mir (Grabban 55')

Subs: Muric, Yates, Chema, Adomah

Booking: Ribeiro 90'

Wigan: Marshall; Byrne, Dunkley, Mulgrew (c), Robinson; Massey (Windass 65'), Williams, Macleod, Jacobs; Lowe (Naismith 65'), Moore (Pilkington 90')

Subs: Jones, Garner, Kipre, Gelhardt

Goal: Lowe 35'

Bookings: Macleod 41', Byrne 51', Jacobs 82'

Referee: Matthew Donohue

Attendance: 13,077 (3,525 away)

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Ticket News

Wigan tickets available on the day

18 October 2019

Tickets for Nottingham Forest’s trip to Wigan Athletic on Sunday will be available to purchase on arrival at the DW Stadium.

More than 3,000 Reds will be making the journey north as Forest return after the international break looking to extend their unbeaten league run to 11 games.

Ticket collections and duplicates will be available from window nine at the main ticket office, located in the north-west corner of the stadium, while tickets will be available to buy, cash only, from the turnstiles.

Tickets will also be available to purchase from the Nottingham Forest ticket office until 12pm on Saturday.

The Reds have received an allocation of 4,000 tickets located in the North Stand of the DW Stadium, priced as follows:

  

Price*

Adults

£15

Seniors (65+)

£10

Under 18s

£5

5-11s

£2

*Price charged at the relevant age range

Tickets are sold strictly at a rate of one ticket per customer number.

Any away member or season card holder who purchases tickets during the online-only window and have specific requirements, or wish to sit with friends/family who have purchased separately, can call the ticket office to make their request after buying their tickets.

Access to tickets

All tickets purchased after 3pm on Thursday 17th October cannot be posted. Instead, these will be made available for collection directly from the Nottingham Forest ticket office as there will limited collections permitted at the DW Stadium. 

Supporters with accessibility needs

Supporters who have registered accessible needs with Nottingham Forest and who are receiving the higher rate of care or mobility can claim their tickets either over the phone on 0115 982 4388 or in-person at the ticket office.

Alternatively, email accessibility@nottinghamforest.co.uk to confirm your requirements.

Official coach travel

Coach travel departs the Brian Clough Stand car park at 9.30am and is priced at £18. Subject to availability, supporters can park their vehicles free of charge in the Brian Clough Stand car park.

All match tickets can be purchased by visiting tickets.nottinghamforest.co.uk or by visiting the ticket office in-person.

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