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2 December 2013

Nottingham Forest will be looking for their second straight victory away from home when they travel to Millwall on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Reds were on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller against Reading on Friday night and Billy Davies’ men are aiming to get back to winning ways in South London.

Forest’s last trip to The Den resulted in a 1-0 win thanks to Greg Halford’s header and The Reds have won three of the last four meetings between the sides.

Team News

Andy Reid looks set to be available for the game after recovering from a hamstring injury. The Irishman made his return by coming off the bench in the defeat to Reading.

David Vaughan and Greg Halford are also on the road to recovery but Kelvin Wilson, Danny Collins and Chris Cohen are long-term absentees.

Reds midfielder Guy Moussi, who is currently on loan at Millwall, will not be eligible to face his parent club so Nicky Bailey may replace the Frenchman in the starting line-up as he returns from suspension.

Martyn Waghorn should return after not be available to face parent club Leicester at the weekend but Liam Trotter and Jimmy Abdou will face a race against time to be fit for the game.

Current Form

The Reds continued their City Ground struggles as they were beaten 3-2 by Reading on Friday night. Results over the weekend meant Forest subsequently slipped down to 7th in the Championship table.



Billy Davies will take confidence from his side’s last away fixture, a 2-0 win at Leicester, and will hope to repeat that scoreline at The Den to halt of run of just one win in the last six matches.

Bournemouth (H) – Drew 1-1
Yeovil (A) – Lost 3-1
Blackpool (H) – Lost 1-0
Leicester (A) – Won 2-0
Burnley (H) – Drew 1-1
Reading (H) – Lost 3-2

Millwall are on a poor run of just one win in the last eight matches and were comfortably beaten 3-0 at the league leaders Leicester City on Saturday.

Steve Lomas’ men have fallen to 21st in the table, just one place above the drop zone, but they do still sit five points clear of Yeovil Town who are directly beneath them.

The South Londoners have done well against the promotion favourites, however, and have held both QPR and Burnley to draws at The Den in recent matches.

QPR (H) – Drew 2-2
Reading (A) – Drew 1-1
Burnley (H) – Drew 2-2
Bolton (A) – Lost 3-1
Barnsley (H) – Won 1-0
Leicester (A) – Lost 3-0

Down The Years

Forest wins over Millwall: 20 (18 League, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Millwall wins over Forest: 22 (19 League, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cup)
Draws: 18 (17 League, 1 League Cup)

Last Meeting

The last meeting between the two sides came in August as The Reds overcame Millwall to reach the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Matt Derbyshire’s goal was cancelled out by Liam Feeney but Jamaal Lascelles popped up in extra-time to send Forest into a third round tie against Burnley.



Forest last travelled to The Den in April and kept their playoff hopes alive with a slender 1-0 win against The Lions.

Greg Halford headed home in the 8th minute of the game to keep The Reds hot on the heels of Bolton Wanderers and still in the hunt for a playoff place.



He Played For Both

Colin Cooper

Cooper signed for Millwall for £300,000 from Middlesbrough in July 1991 and went on to make 87 appearances for the South London club. He scored six times during his stay at The Den and earned his name as a rock-solid defender.

He then made the switch to Trentside two years later for a fee of £1.7million. He made 213 outings in the Garibaldi, scoring 23 times, and played arguably the best football of his career as he went on to earn two caps for England.

Officials

Referee: Dean Whitestone
Assistant Referees: Ian Fissenden and Dan Robathan
Fourth Official: Adrian Gillett

Betting

Nottingham Forest are the 5/4 favourites to take all three points at Millwall on Tuesday with the draw being priced at 12/5.

Check out all the latest odds at Sky Bet.
(All odds correct at time of publishing)

Tickets and Travel

As of Thursday 28 November, Nottingham Forest currently have 400 tickets from the 1,049 allocation remaining for this fixture, located in The North Stand. Tickets will remain on sale at the Forest Ticket Office and via the booking line until 12noon on Monday 2 December.

Should any supporters be unable to collect any pre-paid tickets from the Forest Ticket Office then a limited number of collections will be available on the day from the Away Ticket Office at The North Stand.

Tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the game from The North Stand Ticket Office but supporters are strongly advised to purchase in advance despite there being no price increase.

Coach travel will depart The Brian Clough Stand car park at 2.30pm and is priced at £17.

For supporters looking to travel by rail, Nottingham Forest benefit from every rail ticket booked with East Midlands Trains through the official Nottingham Forest website.

On Tuesday, the 3.28pm services from Nottingham arrives in South Bermondsey station at 6.14pm. The station is just a ten-minute walk from The Den so will allow supporters to get to the ground in plenty of time for kick-off.

For a full schedule of trains to South Bermondsey and for the best prices visit East Midlands Trains.

Follow The Game

Live audio commentary will be available on Forest Player, as well as free live text commentary on www.nottinghamforest.co.uk.

Forest Player will also have extended match highlights from 12noon on Wednesday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp.

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