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Match preview: Wolves (A)

4 April 2017

Nottingham Forest visit Wolves in the Sky Bet Championship clash on Tuesday 4 April (kick-off 7.45pm).


Nottingham Forest travel away from home for the second game running and will be aiming to continue to improve under new manager Mark Warburton. A 1-1 draw at play-off chasing Preston on Saturday was well-earned and The Reds will be looking to get a first win under Warburton at Molineux. 

Wolves have been in blistering form to take them clear of the relegation spots. Paul Lambert's side sit eight points above the drop zone after four wins on the bounce, including shock away wins at Brentford and Fulham sandwiched in between home wins over Rotherham and Cardiff. The Reds will have to be on top form as they look to ease their own relegation fears.

Ross McCormack is still under the weather so is likely to miss out again after not being involved against Preston on Saturday and Matt Mills is pushing for a recall having stepped up his recovery from injury.

Andy Lonergan is likely to continue in goal for Wolves as Carl Ikeme is still sidelined with a knock and Jordan Graham, Silvio and Michal Zyro are stepping up their training as they come back from serious injuries but tonight's game will be too soon for a return.

Nottingham Forest

Wigan (A) - Drew 0-0
Brighton (H) - Won 3-0
Brentford (H) - Lost 3-2
Burton (A) - Lost 1-0
Derby (H) - Drew 2-2
Preston (A) - Drew 1-1

Wolves

Reading (A) - Lost 2-1
Ipswich (A) - Drew 0-0
Rotherham (H) - Won 1-0
Brentford (A) - Won 2-1
Fulham (A) - Won 3-1
Cardiff (H) - Won 3-1


Helder Costa

Portuguese winger Helder Costa is Wolves' main threat with his pace and trickery. The 23-year-old has racked up 10 goals since signing on loan from Benfica in the summer and the Molineux hierarchy have been so impressed with him that they splashed out to make the deal permanent in January. 

The Under 23 international, who has also played in Spain with Deportivo la Coruna and with Monaco in France, also has eight assists to his name and is someone the Forest defence will need to keep a close eye on.

Speaking after the 3-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday, Paul Lambert said: “The fans have been brilliant and hopefully we can kick on from here for the rest of the season and we can get this place really going. If we have an aspirations to get out of the league, you’ve got to win more home games than not. 

“It’s all credit to the team, we’ve played against a team that if Neil [Warnock] had been there, then they'd be third and that’s incredible going since he’s been there. They’re one of the form teams in the league, that shows us we’re on the right road. 

“Nobody knows if we’re safe yet but we’re certainly playing well. We may as well look upwards because there’s not much in it between us and 11th or 10th. We’re playing well, we’ve won four on the bounce and we’re unbeaten in five - 13 points out of 15. It’s really top-form and we’ve got to keep that momentum going."

This match is ALL-TICKET. Tickets are on general sale and are priced as follows:

Adults - £30
Seniors (65 years and above) - £15
Under 21s - £15
Under 17s - £12
Under 12s - £10

Tickets can be purchased in-person at the ticket office, online at tickets.nottinghamforest.co.uk or by calling 0115 982 4388.

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 7.30pm. Forest Player HD will also have extended match highlights from 12pm on Wednesday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp after the game.

To win:

Wolves - 4/5
Nottingham Forest - 100/30
Draw - 13/5

To score first:

Andreas Weimann - 5/1
Helder Costa - 5/1
Britt Assombalonga - 11/2
Zach Clough - 8/1

Fixtures to be played at 7.45pm on Tuesday unless otherwise stated.

Aston Villa v QPR
Barnsley v Cardiff
Brentford v Leeds
Brighton v Birmingham
Derby v Fulham
Ipswich v Wigan
Preston v Bristol City
Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday
Reading v Blackburn (kick-off 8pm)
Huddersfield v Norwich (Wednesday)
Newcastle v Burton (Wednesday)

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