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30 September 2013

Nottingham Forest face their first trip to the capital on Tuesday night when they take on Charlton Athletic (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Reds secured a memorable 1-0 victory against Derby County on Saturday and will be aiming to stretch their unbeaten league run to five matches at The Valley.
 
Forest have not been beaten by the South London side in the last six meetings, a run which dates back to January 2000.
 
Team News
 
Kelvin Wilson, Nathaniel Chalobah and Jamie Paterson all missed the win over Derby and will be assessed before the trip.
 
Manager Billy Davies will also check on the fitness of Guy Moussi after the midfielder limped off with a groin strain at the weekend.

Charlton look set to miss out on the services of defender Chris Solly after he picked up a knee injury against Millwall, while Leon Cort and Johnnie Jackson will also be absent through injury.
 
Former Leicester man Yann Kermorgant has recovered from an ankle injury and could start after playing the final ten minutes in the defeat at Burnley while Bradley Pritchard left the Turf Moor field with concussion at the weekend and will face a fitness test.
 
Current Form
 
Forest made it four league games without defeat on Saturday with a superb derby day victory. That result means The Reds have still only been beaten once in the league this season, a 2-1 defeat at Wigan Athletic, and they currently sit 5th in the Sky Bet Championship table with 18 points from their opening nine matches.
 
Wigan (A) – Lost 2-1
Barnsley (H) – Won 3-2
Middlesbrough (H) - Drew 2-2
Doncaster (A) – Drew 2-2
Burnley (A)* - Lost 2-1
Derby (H) – Won 1-0
 
Charlton have made a poor start to their league campaign, a 2-1 win over Leicester City their only success so far this season.
 
Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at early front-runners Burnley left Chris Powell’s side with just five points from their opening eight matches and The Addicks currently sit in 20th place.
 
The South Londoners have beaten promotion contenders Leicester and took a point at Watford, however, so Forest will need to be at their best to take claim all three points.
 
Huddersfield (A)* - Lost 3-2
Leicester (H) – Won 2-1
Watford (A) – Drew 1-1
Huddersfield (A) – Lost 2-1
Millwall (H) – Lost 1-0
Burnley (A) – Lost 3-0
 
*Capital One Cup
 
Down The Years
 
Forest wins over Charlton: 14 (13 League, 1 FA Cup)
Charlton wins over Forest: 12 (11 League, 1 FA Cup)
Draws: 10 (10 League)
 
Last Meeting
 
The Reds have fond memories of their last trip to The Valley as they ran out comfortable 2-0 winners in February against a ten-man Charlton side.
 
Addicks striker Yann Kermorgant saw red before the break and second-half goals from Radi Majewski and Henri Lansbury gave Forest maximum points.



The result lifted Billy Davies’ men to 8th in the Championship table and just four points behind Brighton, who occupied the last playoff spot.
 
He Played For Both
 
Paul Konchesky

Konchesky began his career as a trainee at Charlton and went on to make 169 appearances for The Addicks over an eight-year stay at the club. He featured mainly in the Premier League during his time in South London before leaving in 2005.
 
After spells at Tottenham, West Ham, Fulham and Liverpool, the defender moved to Forest on loan from Leicester in 2011. Konchesky made 15 outings for The Reds in a four-month stay and scored his only goal in a 2-2 home draw with Preston.
 
Officials
 
Referee: Fred Graham
Assistant Referees: Richard Kendall and Robert Whitton
Fourth Official: Craig Hicks
 
Betting
 
Nottingham Forest are 11/10 favourites to take all three points, with the draw priced at 12/5.
 
The Reds won 2-0 on their last visit to The Valley and there are odds of 17/2 on them winning by the same scoreline this time around.
 
Jack Hobbs scored the winner against Derby on Saturday and supporters can back him at 105/1 to score in another 1-0 win.

Check out all of the latest odds on Sky Bet.
(All odds correct at time of publishing)
 
Tickets and Travel
 
As of Friday 27 September, Nottingham Forest had over 500 tickets remaining for this fixture, located in The Jimmy Seed South Stand. Tickets will remain on sale at the Forest Ticket Office and via the booking line until 3.30pm on Monday 30 September.
 
Should any supporters be unable to collect any pre-paid tickets from the Forest Ticket Office, a limited number of collections will be available on the day from the South Stand Ticket Office at The Valley.
 
Tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the game but supporters must pay cash at the South Stand Ticket Office with no price increase.
 
Coach travel is priced £17 and will depart The Brian Clough Stand car park at 2.30pm.
 
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 12pm on Wednesday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp.

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