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Match pack: Ipswich (H)

22 October 2015

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

Pre-match brief

Nottingham Forest may have suffered last-gasp disappointment against Burnley in midweek but an improved performance should have inspired confidence in the squad ahead of Saturday's visit of Ipswich Town.

As Dougie Freedman's men aim to get back to winning ways they face an out-of-form Ipswich side who have only won one of their last nine matches in league and cup and who endured a difficult 3-0 loss at Hull on Tuesday.

Forest will be without captain Henri Lansbury as he begins a three-match suspension following his red card against Burnley but will be hoping to take an important three points in the skipper's absence.

Last time out

Eric Lichaj's first goal for Nottingham Forest earned a 1-1 draw against Burnley at The City Ground on Tuesday night but The Reds were disappointed not to take all three points after conceding an injury-time equaliser.

Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Wilson, Lansbury (c), Mendes, Oliveira (Grant 77'), Ward (O'Grady 81'), Vaughan, Hobbs, Pinillos, Walker (Blackstock 70')


Ipswich were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Hull City at the KC Stadium on Tuesday night as goals from Alex Bruce, Chuba Akpom and David Meyler led the home side to victory and left the Tractor Boys without a win in six matches.

Ipswich: Gerken, Chambers, Smith, Berra, Knudsen, Douglas, Coke (Maitland-Niles 46'), Bru, Toure (Pitman 71'), Parr (Sears 46'), Murphy

Previous encounter

Forest and Ipswich shared an entertaining 2-2 draw in the corresponding fixture last season as goals from Michail Antonio and Robert Tesche cancelled out Daryl Murphy's impressive brace for the visitors.


Are tickets available?

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

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

Special guest for Ipswich

Following on from the success of I Believe In Miracles, European Cup-winner Colin Barrett will be gracing the hospitality areas as a VIP guest for the visit of Ipswich Town.

Plenty of hospitality packages are available for the game against Mick McCarthy's side, with prices starting from just £62pp (+VAT).

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 Colin Barrett

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 Colin Barrett

£82 + VAT pp

For more hospitality options for Saturday'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 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 Ipswich.

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 7/5 favourites to take all three points against Ipswich Town at The City Ground on Saturday with the draw priced at 12/5 and a win for the visitors on offer at 15/8.

A repeat of Tuesday night's 1-1 draw against Burnley can be backed at 5/1 or supporters who fancy The Reds to get back to winning ways with a slender 2-1 victory can get odds of 17/2.

A tempting price of 7/2 is offer for Nottingham Forest to win and both teams to score while there are odds of 28/1 on Forest to come from behind at the half-time interval to take all three points.

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

Around the grounds

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

Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, kick-off 7.45pm)
Blackburn v Burnley (Saturday, kick-off 12.30pm)
Fulham v Reading (Saturday, kick-off 1.30pm)
Bolton v Leeds
Brighton v Preston
Charlton v Brentford
Huddersfield v Derby
Hull v Birmingham
QPR v MK Dons
Wolves v Middlesbrough
Cardiff v Bristol City (Monday, kick-off 7.45pm)

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