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Preview: Norwich (H)

21 November 2017

Nottingham Forest are back at The City Ground tonight as they take on Norwich City in the Sky Bet Championship (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Reds tasted defeat in their last outing at Birmingham City on Saturday, but there is encouragement from their home form as the last three games on Trentside have all resulted in three points.

Norwich have found life tough of late, with their last four league fixtures only bringing one point and their inconsistency throughout the campaign so far has seen them occupy a mid-table spot.

See below for the pre-match views of Mark Warburton.

Team news

Daryl Murphy is set to be recalled to the squad having been rested at Birmingham following his two tough games for the Republic of Ireland during the international break. 

David Vaughan is also hoping to be invovled while there is a question mark surrounding Armand Traore's fitness.

Danny Fox, Chris Cohen and Jack Hobbs remain sidelined.

From the opposition

Daniel Farke says Norwich will head to Nottingham Forest determined to improve on their performance in the draw against Barnsley on Saturday.

Speaking to the club's official website, he said: "It was a poor performance against Barnsley, probably our worst home performance. It's important to be really honest in the dressing room, and we spoke very honestly about topics we were poor in.

"But you also don't want to be too concerned as well, because it does go like this sometimes in football. You have to work hard after your setbacks, and speak directly and objectively about what went wrong.

"We 100% wanted to win against Barnsley, but we need to get that frustration out of the way and to aim to get points against Nottingham and to get back to the position we were two and a half weeks ago. We want a result that will bring more confidence and get us back on track."

He added: "Nottingham Forest are a big club with a great history and they are full of potential. They're in good shape at home and it's a hard task, but when we're there with a 100% working style and concentration we know we have the ability to get points at each and every stadium – we've already shown that at really good sides this season.

"Nottingham are a team that likes to be in possession and move the ball quickly. It's similar to Fulham, Middlesbrough and Reading – and you have to be really aggressive and really awake in the defensive behaviour. The key is to be good against the ball, and we are looking forward to it."

One to watch - James Maddison

Young midfielder James Maddison has developed into a key player for Norwich this season in what is his breakthrough year with The Canaries. 

Having initially signed from Coventry, the 20-year-old has spent time on loan with The Sky Blues and also Aberdeen in Scotland, and his creativity and eye for the spectacular has been key for Daniel Farke's side.

He has found the net three times this season in the league, including the winning goals against Middlesbrough and local rivals Ipswich Town.

Last visit

Tickets

Season card holders can get up to four extra tickets at 50% off for tonight's game against Norwich.

As a reward for their fantastic support, season card holders can bring friends and family to The City Ground with discounted tickets, while students can also purchase tickets for just £5.

Full details can be found here.

Coverage

There will be live coverage of the game on iFollow Forest, with a live broadcast for international subscribers, as well as audio commentary.

There will also be full coverage via the club's official social media channels and in the Match Centre.

Other fixtures

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

Aston Villa v Sunderland
Barnsley v Cardiff
Brentford v Burton
Bristol City v Preston
Derby v QPR
Millwall v Hull
Sheffield United v Fulham
Bolton v Reading (8pm)
Ipswich v Sheffield Wednesday (Wednesday)
Middlesbrough v Birmingham (Wednesday)
Wolves v Leeds (Wednesday)


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