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Match pack: Hull (H)

2 October 2015

Get all the news ahead of Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship match against Hull City at The City Ground on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Pre-match brief

Nottingham Forest take on Hull City tomorrow knowing that victory will see them move level on points with Steve Bruce's side in the Sky Bet Championship table ahead heading into the October international break.

Dougie Freedman's men have been in good recent form with two wins and a draw from their last four matches but will be presented with a tough test in the form of a Hull side packed with high-quality players.

With both teams enjoying solid starts to the season, tomorrow's game is set to be an entertaining affair as Forest aim to claim three points against Hull at The City Ground for the first time in 38 years.

Team news

Nottingham Forest defender Matt Mills is set to return to the matchday squad after missing the trip to Huddersfield through injury but central-midfield duo Ben Osborn and Robert Tesche remain sidelined.

Jonny Williams played 90 minutes for Forest's Under 21s on Monday and could be included in the squad to face Hull but Chris Cohen, Andy Reid, Matty Fryatt and Britt Assombalonga are still long-term absentees.

Hull midfielder Jake Livermore is in contention to make his first start of the season tomorrow while Shaun Maloney and David Meyler are also pushing for a starting berth after strong recent performances.

Last time out

Nottingham Forest earned a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield Town in their last outing as Ryan Mendes's first-half opener was cancelled out late on by a deflected striker from Emyr Huws.

Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Wilson, Hobbs, Pinillos, Mancienne, Vaughan, Ward (Burke 76'), Lansbury (c), Mendes (Walker 80'), O'Grady

Hull City suffered last-gasp disappointment on Saturday as Jordan Rhodes equalised in the final minute for Blackburn Rovers at the KC Stadium after Abel Hernandez had opened the scoring with 17 minutes to play.

Hull: McGregor, Odubajo, Dawson, Davies, Robertson (Livermore 65'), Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Diame (Maloney 61'), Clucas, Akpom, Hernandez (Meyler 88')

Are tickets available?

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

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

Hospitality for Hull City

Nottingham Forest supporters can see the game against Hull City in supreme comfort with a matchday hospitality package, starting from just £62 + VAT pp.

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

Castle Club

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

Adults - £62 + VAT pp
Under 16s - £31 + VAT pp

1865 Club

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

£82 + VAT pp

* subject to availability

What else is happening?

Prostate Cancer UK will be holding a bucket collection before tomorrow's game against Hull City and supporters are asked to give generously to such a worthy cause.

The charity have selected tomorrow's game as their awareness match and the club will be launching a new half-time game at The City Ground, sponsored by Prostate Cancer UK, to mark this event.

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 and via @Official_NFFC on Twitter.

Forest Player HD will also have extended match highlights from 12pm on Sunday, 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 Saturday's meeting with Hull.

The 76-page edition, priced at £3, includes columns from chairman and owner Fawaz Al Hasawi, manager Dougie Freedman and cover to make the passing of the club's former assistant manager Peter Taylor.

The life of Peter is remembered through a feature interview with his daughter Wendy and son Phil, a special feature with his former captain John McGovern at the thoughts of many of the players who played under him.

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?

Nottingham Forest are the 17/10 slight outsiders to taste victory against Hull City at The City Ground tomorrow with the draw priced at 11/5 and a win for the visitors priced as the current favourite at 13/8.

Supporters can back The Reds to be winning at half-time and at full-time at 100/30 or there are odds of 33/1 on Forest coming from behind at half-time to win the game against the recently-relegated Tigers.

Chris O'Grady has already put in some superb performances since joining on loan from Brighton and the striker can be backed at 6/1 to be the first goalscorer of the match or at 9/4 to open his account in the 90 minutes.

For all the latest odds on Saturday's game, please visit and make a prediction for Forest v Hull.

Around the grounds

All games to be played at 3pm on Saturday unless stated

Rotherham v Burnley (Friday, kick-off 7.45pm)
Wolves v Huddersfield (Saturday, kick-off 12.30pm)
Blackburn v Ipswich
Brighton v Cardiff
Bristol City v MK Dons
Derby v Brentford
Leeds v Birmingham
QPR v Bolton
Reading v Middlesbrough
Sheffield Wednesday v Preston
Charlton v Fulham (Sunday, kick-off 12pm)

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