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Match preview: Brentford (A)

15 August 2016

Nottingham Forest will aim to respond to their defeat at Brighton by getting a positive result against Brentford at Griffin Park on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

The games continue to come thick and fast for Nottingham Forest and their next test comes in the form of Dean Smith's Brentford as The Reds try to bounce back from Friday night's 3-0 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Philippe Montanier says he side must improve in all areas of the pitch if they are to take victory at Griffin Park and they will face a Brentford side full of confidence following their 2-0 win over Ipswich Town at the weekend.

Forest haven't taken all three points from Griffin Park since a 4-2 win there in 2007 but success this time around would be very timely heading into back-to-back home league games against Wigan Athletic and Leeds United.

Nottingham Forest will have Danny Fox back in contention after the defender completed his three-match suspension at Brighton on Friday night and he will battle with Armand Traore and Alex Iacovitti for the left-back spot.

Philippe Montanier will hope Britt Assombalonga and Matt Mills have recovered from minor knocks ahead of the trip to Griffin Park while Thomas Lam could be available after suffering a migraine ahead of the game at Brighton.

Brentford have Alan Judge and Alan McCormack missing through injury while striker Lasse Vibe could return after he helped Denmark reach the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games where they were beaten by Nigeria.

Nottingham Forest

Port Vale (A) - Won 2-0
Notts County (A) - Won 2-1
Hull City (H) - Lost 2-1
Burton Albion (H) - Won 4-3
Doncaster Rovers (A) - Won 2-1
Brighton and Hove Albion (A) - Lost 3-0

Brentford

FC Kaiserslautern (H) - Drew 1-1
Peterborough United (H) - Lost 1-0
Millwall (A) - Drew 1-1
Huddersfield Town (A) - Lost 2-1
Exeter City (A) - Lost 1-0
Ipswich Town (H) - Won 2-0


John Egan

Irish defender John Egan made quite an impact on his home debut for Brentford on Saturday as he bagged a brace in The Bees' 2-0 win over Ipswich Town at Griffin Park, their first victory of the campaign.

After signing from Gillingham in the summer, Egan has settled in well to life in West London and he was the main man at the weekend, first heading in a corner and then lashing home a second to ensure all three points for his side.

Dean Smith: ““I said to the players on Saturday that I am really looking forward to the week with two home games on the spin.

“The first home game to send the supporters home happy and then if you can get the performance and the result then it bodes well for the second game. We are looking forward to the game against Nottingham Forest now.”

Tickets for the trip to Brentford have now sold out to Nottingham Forest supporters.

Live audio commentary of the game will be available on Forest Player HD from 7pm while there will also be live text commentary available on the Forest Wall and on the club's Twitter page from 7.15pm.

Forest Player HD will also have extended match highlights from 12pm on Wednesday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp.

To win:

Brentford - 13/10
Draw - 23/10
Nottingham Forest - 2/1

To score first:

Scott Hogan - 9/2
Britt Assombalonga - 5/1
Oliver Burke - 10/1

Fixtures to be played at 7.45pm on Tuesday unless stated

Aston Villa v Huddersfield
Brighton v Rotherham
Burton Albion v Sheffield Wednesday
Leeds v Fulham
Norwich v Bristol City
Preston v Derby
Wigan v Birmingham
Wolves v Ipswich
Barnsley v QPR (Wednesday, kick-off 7.45pm)
Cardiff v Blackburn (Wednesday, kick-off 7.45pm)
Newcastle v Reading (Wednesday, kick-off 7.45pm)

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