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Kick off 11:00 (UK)

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08 December 2018 Venue Trillion Trophy Training Centre Attendance

Kick off 11:00 (UK)

Birmingham City U23
2 - 0
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Nottingham Forest U23

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Match preview: Birmingham vs Under 23s

8 December 2018

Nottingham Forest Under 23s travel to the Trillion Trophy Training Centre on Saturday morning to take on Birmingham City in the Professional Development League (kick-off 11am).

The Reds are in excellent from at late after making it three wins from three in the Premier League Cup in a 1-0 win away at Norwich, and now they will be looking to make it two consecutive wins in the league.

Jimmy Gilligan's side fell to 1-0 defeat at The City Ground in the league against The Blues in October and will be hoping for a better result this time where a win would see them move within three points of their opponents who are in fifth place.

Birmingham City ran out resounding 4-0 winners away at Colchester United in the Premier League Cup last time out and will provide tough opposition for The Reds once again.

The official academy Twitter account will have live updates from the game while a full match report will be available shortly after the final whistle at nottinghamforest.co.uk.

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Match Reports

Under 23s: Birmingham 2-0 Forest

10 December 2018

Nottingham Forest Under 23s suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Birmingham City in the Professional Development League on Saturday.

Goals from Kyle McFarlane and Ryan Burke in the second half secured all three points for The Blues on a disappointing day for The Reds.

The home side had a huge chance to take an early lead on 14 minutes when they were awarded a penalty but Liam Bossin ensured that it remained goalless when he denied Geraldo Bajrami from 12 yards.

The home side continued to be in control of the game but The Reds nearly snatched one on the brink of half-time when Blues goalkeeper Michael Luyambala denied a Forest man at point-blank range.

It took just three minutes into the second half for Birmingham to break the deadlock when McFarlane prodded the ball into the net after The Reds failed to clear a corner. Forest continued to struggle to find their feet and that showed when the home side made it two on 78 minutes.

Burke let fly from long range and his shot flew into the top corner to give his side a commanding 2-0 lead. Things suddenly went from bad to worse for Forest when Ryan Yates was shown a second yellow card and his marching orders for dissent, as The Blues ran out comfortable winners.

Forest: Bossin, Lawrence-Gabriel, Preston, Coveney, Ahmedhodzic, Iacovitti, Taylor, Yates, En-Neyah, Megaritis, Ariyibi

Subs: Soloha, Hayes, Stewart, Fornah, Gomis

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