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Match pack: Wolves (H)

29 April 2016

Nottingham Forest play their final home match of the season tomorrow afternoon when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers at The City Ground (kick-off 3pm).

Pre-match brief

Last weekend's 3-1 win at Fulham provided Nottingham Forest players and supporters with a welcome feel-good factor and they will be hoping that continues into their game against Wolves at The City Ground tomorrow.

The Reds have not had a home victory since the 1-0 win over Preston on 8 March but three points against Kenny Jackett's side would be the perfect way to sign off the home season in front of the Forest faithful.

Victory for Paul Williams's men tomorrow would see them leapfrog Wolves in the Sky Bet Championship table ahead of Forest's final game of the season against Milton Keynes Dons next Saturday.

Last time out

Nottingham Forest secured a first away victory since 6 February as an impressive performance helped them to run out 3-1 winners over Fulham at Craven Cottage last weekend.

A superb strike from Robert Tesche and a Henri Lansbury penalty saw Forest hold a two-goal advantage at the break but Matt Smith brought Fulham back in to the contest with a well-placed header.

The Reds were not to be denied an important three points though and Lansbury made sure of the victory as he slotted home with 20 minutes to play to ensure Forest won at Fulham for the first time since 1975.

Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills, Fox, Jokic, Osborn, Cohen, Tesche, Gardner, Lansbury (c), Blackstock (Assombalonga 90')


Wolverhampton Wanderers were held to their fourth consecutive goalless draw at home following another stalemate against Rotherham United last weekend.

Kenny Jackett’s side will arrive at The City Ground on a run of just one win in their last eight matches and the home supporters were once again left disappointed at Molineux last time out.

The home side hit the crossbar and had a shot cleared off the line as David Edwards, Joe Mason, Jed Wallace and Sylvain Deslandes all went close but they were unable to find the breakthrough.

Wolves: Ikeme, Doherty, Deslandes, Coady, Batth (c), Iorfa, Henry, Edwards, Mason, Saville, Enobakhare (Wallace 64')

Previous encounter

Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers shared a 1-1 draw at Molineux in December as a late equaliser from Dexter Blackstock cancelled out Ethan Ebanks-Landell's early opener for the hosts.

Wolves were 2-1 winners at The City Ground last season as goals from Benik Afobe and Bakary Sako gave the visitors all three points despite Blackstock's consolation strike in the final minute of stoppage time.

Forest's last home victory over Wolves came in March 2013 when a brace from Henri Lansbury and a final-minute effort from Lewis McGugan earned The Reds a 3-1 win at The City Ground.


Are tickets available?

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's final home game of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers at The City Ground on Saturday are on sale at tickets.nottinghamforest.co.uk.

This match is a designated Kids for a Quid fixture meaning any child under the age of 12 can watch the game for just £1. For details and a full 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.
Is there a programme?

There is a special commemorative programme on sale for Saturday's meeting with Wolves which includes front covers from the 1979 and 1980 European Cup finals and a complete reprint of the 1959 FA Cup final programme.

There is a feature interview with Eric Lichaj as he talks about another successful season at The City Ground while the latest 150th anniversary interview features one of the key members behind the scenes on Trentside. 

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.

This special 100-page edition will be on sale at the normal price of £3 and will be available from all the usual outlets around The City Ground.

Fancy a flutter?

Nottingham Forest are rated as the 13/10 favourites to take victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday with the draw priced at 23/10 and a win for the visitors slightly further in at 21/10.

A repeat of the 1-1 draw between the sides at Molineux in December is priced at 9/2 or for supporters who fancy Forest to get another 3-1 victory this weekend then that can be backed at 18/1.

Henri Lansbury scored a brace in Forest's last home win over Wolves and in The Reds' victory at Fulham last weekend and the midfielder can be backed at 33/1 to do the same again this weekend.

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

Around the grounds

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

Birmingham v Middlesbrough (Friday, kick-off 7.45pm)
Bolton v Hull (Saturday, kick-off 12.30pm)
Brentford v Fulham
Bristol City v Huddersfield
Ipswich v MK Dons
Leeds v Charlton
Reading v Preston
Rotherham v Blackburn
Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff
Brighton v Derby (Monday, kick-off 2.30pm)
Burnley v QPR (Monday, kick-off 4.45pm)


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