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Match pack: Sheffield Wednesday (A)

29 October 2015

Get all the news ahead of Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship trip to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).


Pre-match brief

Nottingham Forest have tasted victory on their last three visits to Sheffield Wednesday and Dougie Freedman's men make the journey to Hillsborough on Saturday looking for another morale-boosting three points.

The Reds have struggled for wins in recent weeks but encouraging performances in the draws against Burnley and Ipswich have led the manager and the players to believe that better times are ahead for Forest.

A tough test awaits at Hillsborough against a Sheffield Wednesday side who are unbeaten in their last eight matches and who will be confident of taking victory after their 3-0 Capital One Cup win over Arsenal on Tuesday night.

Last time out

A last-gasp equaliser from debutant Liam Trotter earned Forest a 1-1 draw against Ipswich on Saturday after Jonathan Parr had earlier given the Tractor Boys the lead with a curling strike into the top corner.

Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Wilson (c), Mendes, Oliveira, Trotter, Ward (Blackstock 78'), Williams (Grant 67'), Vaughan, Hobbs (O'Grady 82'), Pinillos


Sheffield Wednesday head into Saturday's game in high spirits after a superb 3-0 Capital One Cup victory over Arsenal at Hillsborough on Tuesday night set up a quarter-final tie at Stoke City.

Goals from Ross Wallace, Lucas Joao and Sam Hutchinson gave the Owls a comfortable success over Arsene Wenger's side and manager Carlos Carvahal may not make too many changes ahead of Forest's visit.

Sheffield Wednesday: Wildsmith, Hutchinson (McGugan 80'), Loovens, Lees, Helan, Joao (Nuhiu 85'), Lee, Hunt, Wallace, Pudil, Bannan (Semedo 75')

Previous encounters

Forest's last visit to Hillsborough came in August 2014 as Henri Lansbury's first-half strike separated the teams despite a late barrage of Wednesday pressure on Karl Darlow's goal.

The Owls would get their revenge at The City Ground in January however as goals from Kieran Lee and Chris Maguire handed them a 2-0 victory on Trentside.


Are tickets available?

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship trip to Sheffield Wednesday 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 Sunday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp.

Fancy a flutter?

Nottingham Forest are the 5/2 outsiders to take all three points away from Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday with the draw priced at 12/5 and a win for the home side as the current favourite at 21/20.

Liam Trotter netted a last-minute equaliser for Forest against Ipswich on Saturday and the midfielder is priced at 20/1 to be the first goalscorer this weekend or 13/2 to find the net at any time during the 90 minutes.

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

Around the grounds

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

Leeds v Blackburn (Thursday, kick-off 7.45pm)
Brentford v QPR (Friday, kick-off 7.45pm)
Birmingham v Wolves (Saturday, kick-off 12.30pm)
Bristol City v Fulham
Burnley v Huddersfield
Derby v Rotherham
Ipswich v Cardiff
Middlesbrough v Charlton
MK Dons v Hull
Reading v Brighton
Preston v Bolton (Saturday, kick-off 6pm)


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