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Preview: Shrewsbury (H)

8 August 2017

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Nottingham Forest take on Shrewsbury Town tonight in the first round of the Carabao Cup (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Reds welcome The Shrews to The City Ground after starting their season with a 1-0 win against Millwall on Friday night.

Barrie McKay's first-half goal proved decisive as Forest secured victory but their attentions now turn to the cup and the challenge of League One Shrewsbury.

Paul Hurst's side had an equally positive start, defeating Northampton Town with an injury-time winner and they will be hoping for an upset on Trentside.

See what Mark Warburton had to say about the match here.

Team news

Matty Cash, Jamie Ward, Danny Fox and Stephen Henderson all remain on the sidelines, but Mustapha Carayol is fit again and is set to be involved. 

Mark Warburton has vowed to make several changes to his side from Friday night's opener but believes whatever team he puts out will be strong enough to progress. Read what he had to say on team selection here.

The opposition

Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst is expecting a tough match when they visit The City Ground tonight.

He told Shrewsbury's official website: "It will be difficult.

"I watched them in pre-season and I watched them on Friday night. Mark Warburton was very critical of their performance because they gave up a few chances, but at the same time they have spells of play where they are so comfortable on the ball.

"They are a very hard to team to set-up against, because ultimately they've got better players. They are hoping for a much better season, which I think they will, so it's a tough one."


Season card holders can take advantage of reduced-price tickets for this game, with adult tickets at just £10 and all aged 4-11 tickets only £1.

Full ticket information can be found here


Tonight's match will not be streamed live on iFollow Forest for international subscribers, however audio commentary will be available from 7.15pm.

You can also follow the game via the Match Centre and on Nottingham Forest's official social media channels.

Other fixtures 

All fixtures to be played on Tuesday at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated:

Accrington v Preston

AFC Wimbledon v Brentford

Barnsley v Morecambe

Birmingham v Crawley

Bradford v Doncaster

Bristol City v Plymouth

Bristol Rovers v Cambridge

Cardiff v Portsmouth

Coventry v Blackburn

Exeter v Charlton

Fleetwood v Carlisle

Forest Green v MK Dons

Grimsby v Derby

Luton v Ipswich

Mansfield v Rochdale

Millwall v Stevenage

Norwich v Swindon

Oxford v Cheltenham

Peterborough v Barnet

QPR v Northampton

Rotherham v Lincoln

Scunthorpe v Notts County

Sheffield Wednesday v Chesterfield

Southend v Newport

Wigan v Blackpool

Wolves v Yeovil

Wycombe v Fulham

Reading v Gillingham (8pm)

Colchester v Aston Villa (Wednesday, 7.45pm)

Crewe v Bolton (Wednesday, 7.45pm)

Leeds v Port Vale (Wednesday, 7.45pm)

Oldham v Burton (Wednesday, 7.45pm)

Sheffield United v Walsall (Wednesday, 7.45pm)

Bury v Sunderland (Thursday, 7.45pm)

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