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Match pack: Hull (A)

14 March 2016

Nottingham Forest get the post-Dougie Freedman era underway on Tuesday night as they face the first of two difficult away games in five days against promotion-chasing Hull City (kick-off 7.45pm).

Pre-match brief

Nottingham Forest make their first journey to the KC Stadium for three years on Tuesday night as they look put Dougie Freedman's departure behind them and upset Steve Bruce's high-flying Hull City side.

Paul Williams is expected to take charge of the side following Freedman's exit and he will be hoping to guide the team to a first away win since the 1-0 victory at Leeds on 6 February.

The Tigers aren't in spectacular form themselves though with only one win from their last seven matches in all competitions but a win over Forest would push them back into the automatic promotion places.

Last time out

Nottingham Forest were comfortably beaten 3-0 by play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday at The City Ground on Saturday as goals from Aiden McGeady, Gary Hooper and Marco Matias helped the Owls to all three points.

McGeady and Hooper had put Wednesday into a commanding two-goal lead before Barry Bannan's red card but the visitors went on to stretch their lead late on through Matias's strike.

Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills (c), Mancienne, Cohen (Walker 82'), Mendes, Gardner (Tesche 66'), Vaughan, Osborn, Grant (O.Burke 56'), O'Grady


Hull City had a frustrating afternoon on Saturday as they dropped crucial points in the race for automatic promotion after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by relegation-threatened Milton Keynes Dons.

Sam Clucas's free-kick cancelled out Antony Kay's opener for the Dons but Steve Bruce's side were unable to find the all-important third goal in the game as they lost ground in the race to reach the Premier League.

Hull: McGregor, Odubajo (Diomande 88'), Dawson, Davies, Robertson, Diame, Clucas (Huddlestone 78'), Hayden (Aluko 73'), Elmohamady, Akpom, Hernandez

Previous encounters

The reverse fixture saw Hull City win 1-0 at The City Ground as Abel Hernandez struck four minutes before half-time to give the Tigers all three points before Matt Mills was sent off for Forest late on.

Forest's last visit to the KC Stadium was a victorious one in March 2013 as goals from Darius Henderson and Lewis McGugan earned The Reds victory after George Boyd had opened the scoring for Hull.


Are tickets available?

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship trip to Hull City are still available.

For more information and a list of prices, please click here.

The Pitchside bar, located next to the away supporters' turnstiles, is available to visiting supporters from 6pm-7.15pm. The bar offers a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as snacks and confectionery. Please note there is no hot food available from the Pitchside bar currently but there is plenty on offer upstairs in the concourses.

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 Wednesday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp.
Fancy a flutter?

Nottingham Forest are rated as the 6/1 outsiders to take all three points away from the KC Stadium on Tuesday night with the draw priced at 13/5 and a victory for the home side as the current favourite at 4/7.

A repeat of The Reds' 2-1 victory on the same ground in March 2013 can be backed at 22/1 while supporters who fancy Forest to win the game after being level at half-time can get odds of 12/1. 

Oliver Burke returned to action on Saturday following a hand injury and the winger is priced at 18/1 to score the first goal at the KC Stadium or 13/2 to find the net at any time during the 90 minutes.

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

Around the grounds

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