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FA Youth Cup match pack: Brighton and Hove Albion (H)

9 December 2015

Nottingham Forest open up their FA Youth Cup campaign with a third-round home tie against Brighton and Hove Albion at The City Ground on Thursday night (kick-off 7pm).

Jack Lester’s team sit at the top of their league table and enter the cup clash in confident mood but will face a tough test against a Seagulls side who play at a higher level.

Season ticket holders can gain free entry to the FA Youth Cup game on production of their season ticket book at the Peter Taylor Stand turnstiles.

Recent form

Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last five matches, winning four and drawing one, and have racked up an impressive 15 goals during that time.

Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Huddersfield Town means they now sit seven points clear at the top of Professional Development League Two North having won 11 of their 17 games so far.

Brighton and Hove Albion head into tomorrow’s game on the back of four straight Premier League South defeats, the latest of which was a 2-0 loss at Aston Villa on Saturday.

Ian Blackman’s side currently sit second-bottom of their division but possess a number of talented players which makes them dangerous opposition for The Reds tomorrow night.

The FA Youth Cup so far

Nottingham Forest are entering the FA Youth Cup at the third-round stage but some clubs have already made it through to the next round including Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Norwich City.

There have also been some shocks in the third round as Exeter City beat Bolton Wanderers 4-3 and the Metropolitan Police knocked out Burnley on penalties at Turf Moor.

Ticket prices

Season ticket holders - Free
Adults - £4
Concessions - £2

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