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Fixture release marks start of academy season

22 July 2015

Nottingham Forest's Under 21s and Under 18s have received their respective fixture lists for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

New Under 21s manager Jamie Fullarton (pictured left) will take charge of his first competitive game when his side open their campaign at home to Millwall on Monday 10 August (kick-off 1pm) before a trip to Brentford follows a week later.

Three new teams have been introduced into Under 21 Professional Development League Two this season, meaning that Forest will face matches against Watford, Bolton Wanderers and Hull City during the course of the campaign.

Fullarton will hope his side can replicate the achievements of last season's Under 21 squad after they finished top of the regular league table and reached the play-off semi-final before eventually being beaten on penalties by Swansea City in a thrilling contest at The City Ground.

For a full list of the Under 21s' 2015-16 fixtures*, please click here.

Jack Lester begins his first full season as manager of the Under 18s with a home game against Brentford on Saturday 8 August (kick-off 11am) before last season's play-off semi-finalists Huddersfield Town visit ten days later.

Watford, Hull City and Bolton Wanderers have also been added to the Under 18 Professional Development League Two for the 2015-16 season to provide the young Reds with fresh opposition in the upcoming campaign.

Following a successful season last time around which saw the Under 18s get to the play-off semi-finals and to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup, Lester will be looking for his 2015-16 squad to make a name for themselves.

For a full list of the Under 18s' 2015-16 fixtures*, please click here.

*Please note that the fixtures are subject to change and any alterations will be communicated via

Both senior academy sides will enter the new season on the back of a successful pre-season visit to Portugal, a trip which saw both teams travel away on a pre-season tour together for the first time.

Academy manager Gary Brazil was delighted by the effects of the trip and says that there is 'real momentum' behind the Nottingham Forest academy heading into the new season. For more of Brazil's thoughts ahead of the 2015-16 campaign, please click here.

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