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Match pack: Preston (A)

3 November 2015

Get all the news ahead of Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship trip to Preston North End on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Pre-match brief

Nottingham Forest make the journey north to Deepdale on Tuesday night as they look to arrest a poor recent run of form against a Preston North End side who have struggled to adapt to life back in the Championship.

A run of seven matches without a win has put pressure on Forest to take victory over the Lilywhites and three points would provide Dougie Freedman's men with a much-needed boost ahead of the East Midlands derby.

The two sides have not met in a league match at Deepdale in over five years but recent history is on the side of The Reds who are unbeaten in their last five competitive fixtures against Preston in both league and cup.

Last time out

Nottingham Forest were beaten 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday as Fernando Forestieri's second-half strike gave the Owls all three points, leaving Forest 17th in the Sky Bet Championship table.

Forest: Evtimov, Pinillos, Wilson, Mills (c), Hobbs (O'Grady 85'), Ward (Williams 79'), Trotter, Vaughan, C. Burke (Osborn 59'), Blackstock, Oliveira


Simon Grayson's Preston shared a goalless draw with Bolton Wanderers at Deepdale on Saturday as the Lilywhites made it four games without defeat and also recorded their fourth consecutive clean sheet.

Preston: Pickford, Vermijl (Huntington 82'), Reach, Woods, Wright, Cunningham, Browne (Kilkenny 82'), Gallagher, Johnson, Garner, Doyle (Hugill 62')

Previous encounters

Forest's last visit to Deepdale came in February 2014 as goals from Jamie Mackie and Darius Henderson secured an FA Cup fourth-round victory to set up a fifth-round tie away to Sheffield United.

September 2010 saw The Reds' last league fixture at Preston as Forest fought back from a goal down to record a 2-1 win thanks to a second-half brace from Lewis McGugan.


Are tickets available?

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship trip to Preston are still available.

For more information and a list of prices, please click here.

What if I can't make the game?

Live audio commentary will be available on Forest Player HD, as well as live text commentary on www.nottinghamforest.co.uk and via @Official_NFFC on Twitter.

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

Fancy a flutter?

Nottingham Forest are the slight 23/10 favourites to take all three points away from Preston on Tuesday night with the draw priced at 9/4 and a win for the home side on offer at 6/5.

For all the latest odds on Saturday's game, please visit www.skybet.com/forest and make a prediction for Preston v Forest.

Around the grounds

All games to be played at 7.45pm on Tuesday unless stated

Birmingham v Blackburn
Brentford v Hull
Bristol City v Wolves
Burnley v Fulham
Derby v QPR
Ipswich v Bolton
Leeds v Cardiff
Middlesbrough v Rotherham
MK Dons v Charlton
Sheffield Wednesday v Brighton
Reading v Huddersfield (Tuesday, kick-off 8pm)


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