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Burnley Preview

23 September 2013

A place in the last 16 of the Capital One Cup is up for grabs on Tuesday night as Nottingham Forest travel to Burnley (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Reds beat Hartlepool and Millwall to set up the Turf Moor tie, but they will have to be at their best to claim their first victory at Turf Moor for ten years against Sean Dyche’s in-form Clarets.

Team News

Billy Davies could make changes to the side which drew at Doncaster in order to give some minutes to other members of his squad.

Burnley midfielder Ross Wallace has been ruled out for several months after being told he will require surgery on a knee injury.

Otherwise, Dyche has a fully fit squad to choose from but may make changes from his usual line-up in order to keep his side fresh.

Current Form

Forest were held to a second consecutive stalemate on Saturday as they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Doncaster Rovers.

Goals from Chris Cohen and Andy Reid sealed a useful point at The Keepmoat Stadium as The Reds made it three games without defeat.

Tuesday presents them with the opportunity to pick up their second away win of the season on their way to a place in the fourth round.

Watford (A) – Drew 1-1
Millwall (H)* - Won 2-1
Wigan (A) – Lost 2-1
Barnsley (H) – Won 3-2
Middlesbrough (H) - Drew 2-2
Doncaster (A) – Drew 2-2

Sean Dyche’s side have picked up four wins in their last five matches.

The most recent of those victories came on Saturday as they beat Leeds United 2-1 win at Elland Road. Scott Arfield and Sam Vokes scored the goals which propelled The Clarets to second in the Championship.

Burnley beat York City and local rivals Preston North End to reach the third round stage.

Brighton (A) - Lost 2-0
Preston (H)* – Won 2-0
Derby (A) – Won 3-0
Blackburn (H) – Drew 1-1
Birmingham (H) – Won 3-0
Leeds (A) – Won 2-1

*Capital One Cup

Down The Years

Forest wins over Burnley: 37 (35 League, 2 League Cup)
Burnley wins over Forest: 39 (36 League, 2 League Cup, 1 FA Cup)
Draws: 26 (25 League, 1 FA Cup)

Last Meeting

The last meeting between the two sides was a memorable one for Reds fans as Lewis McGugan’s seventh-minute penalty handed Forest a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.

Junior Stanislas had opened the scoring for the hosts with a 68th-minute strike but, after Henri Lansbury had been brought down in the box, McGugan stepped up to give Forest a point in their quest for a playoff place.

He Played For Both

Gareth Taylor

Gareth Taylor made 105 appearances for Burnley across two spells at the club, one loan and one permanent, scoring 37 goals for The Clarets.

The striker made the switch to The City Ground in 2003 for £500,000 and went on to make 103 outings on Trentside. He netted 23 goals, including the equaliser in a 1-1 FA Cup draw at Tottenham in 2005.


Referee: Darren Drysdale
Assistant Referees: Alan Clayton and Alf Greenwood
Fourth Official: Scott Duncan


Forest are the 17/10 outsiders to be victorious at Turf Moor, while supporters can back the game to finish level after 90 minutes at 9/4.

Cohen grabbed The Reds’ first goal at Doncaster on Saturday and there are odds of 18/1 on him repeating the feat at Burnley.

Check out all of the latest odds on Sky Bet.

(All odds correct at time of publishing)

Tickets and Travel

Forest received an initial allocation of 1,202 reserved seat tickets located in The David Fishwick Stand.

As of Friday 20 September, the club had over 850 tickets remaining for this fixture. Tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the game but there will be no season ticket-holder discount on matchday.

Coach travel will depart The Brian Clough Stand car park at 3pm and is priced at £14.50.

Follow The Game

Live audio commentary will be available on Forest Player, as well as free live text commentary on

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

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