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Match pack: Burnley (H)

19 October 2015

Get all the news ahead of Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship match against Burnley at The City Ground on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Pre-match brief

Three defeats in their last four matches have increased the pressure on Nottingham Forest to pick up results at The City Ground and they will be aiming to get back to winning ways when they entertain Burnley tomorrow night.

The Reds' 2-0 defeat at Bristol City on Friday night has left them 14th in the Sky Bet Championship table and they face a tough assignment against Sean Dyche's side who currently occupy a place in the top six.

Dougie Freedman's men have turned in some positive performances against the top teams in the division this season and three points against the Clarets would provide a real shot in the arm to their stuttering campaign.

Last time out

Nottingham Forest suffered a 2-0 loss at Bristol City on Friday night as an early double from Aaron Wilbraham consigned Dougie Freedman's men to defeat at Ashton Gate.

Forest: De Vries, Fox, Hobbs (Blackstock 81'), Wilson, Pinillos, Burke (Williams 60'), Lansbury, Vaughan, Mendes, O'Grady, Oliveira (Ward 65')


Andre Gray’s brace helped Burnley record their sixth win in eight games as they beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday to move fifth in the Sky Bet Championship table.

Burnley: Heaton, Darikwa, Duff, Keane, Mee, Boyd (Taylor 63’), Barton, Jones, Arfield, Vokes, Gray (Long 87')

Previous encounter

Forest and Burnley's last meeting at The City Ground ended in a 1-1 draw in November 2013 as Simon Cox cancelled out Sam Vokes' earlier penalty as the spoils were shared on Trentside.


Are tickets available?

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship game against Burnley are still available.

For details and a full list of prices, please click here.

Important traffic information

A section of Loughborough Road in Ruddington between the Nottingham Knight Island and Flawforth Lane/Kirk Lane traffic lights will be closed for resurfacing.

The closure will be from 7pm on Tuesday until 6am on Wednesday and may affect supporters travelling to and from the game. Local diversions are in place.

Special offer for Burnley

Nottingham Forest supporters can see the game against Burnley in supreme comfort with a matchday hospitality package, starting from just £60 + VAT pp.

To book one of the hospitality packages below, call the commercial team on 0115 982 4450 (Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm).

Robin Hood Suite

- Lancashire-themed two-course meal
- Personalised Robin Hood Suite table for the evening
- Pre-match interview with Gareth Taylor

Adults - £60 + VAT pp
Under 12s - £50 + VAT pp

Castle Club

- Padded seat in the Trent End viewing gallery
- Access to the Pitch Sports Diner
- Pre-match interview with Gareth Taylor

Adults - £50 + VAT pp
Under 16s - £25 + VAT pp

1865 Club

- Padded seat by the half-way line
- Access to private members bar
- Pre-match interview with Gareth Taylor

£60 + VAT pp

* subject to availability

For more hospitality options for tomorrow night's game, please click here.

What else is happening?

The new half-time game at The City Ground, sponsored by Prostate Cancer UK, will be taking place throughout the month of October.

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.

Is there a programme?

The official matchday programme will be available to buy and download for Tuesday night's meeting with Burnley.

The 76-page edition, priced at £3, includes an interview with John McGovern as he reflects on the premiere of the I Believe In Miracles film while there is a special 'Strip Down Memory Lane' feature from the 2002-04 seasons.

Forest fans are reminded that they can download the official matchday magazine to their iPad, iPhone or Android device. Perfect for supporters unable to attend the game, the download can be accessed via this app now for Apple users or via this link for Android users.

Hard copies will be available from all the usual outlets around The City Ground.

Fancy a flutter?

The bookmakers are finding it hard to split Nottingham Forest and Burnley tomorrow night with both sides priced at 13/8 to take all three points from the City Ground contest with the draw priced at 23/10.

The Reds can be backed at 28/1 to get back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over the Clarets or for supporters who fancy a more slender victory then a 1-0 win for Forest is priced at 7/1.

Forest are priced at evens to score the first goal of the game tomorrow night while Dougie Freedman's men can also be backed at 3/1 to be winning at half-time and full-time.

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

Around the grounds

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

Brighton v Bristol City
Cardiff v Middlesbrough
Charlton v Preston
Huddersfield v MK Dons
Hull v Ipswich
QPR v Sheffield Wednesday
Rotherham v Reading
Bolton v Birmingham (Tuesday, kick-off 8pm)
Blackburn v Derby (Wednesday, kick-off 7.45pm)
Fulham v Leeds (Wednesday, kick-off 7.45pm)
Wolves v Brentford (Wednesday, kick-off 7.45pm)

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