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Preview: Wolves (H)

15 September 2017

Nottingham Forest return to The City Ground when they welcome Wolves in the Sky Bet Championship tomorrow.

The Reds picked up a brilliant 1-0 win at Sunderland on Tuesday night, bouncing back from successive defeats and Mark Warburton's men will be keen to carry that on tomorrow afternoon.

A win will take them above Nuno Espirito Santo's side who have also had a positive start to their campaign.

Wolves sit in fourth spot ahead of this weekend's fixtures and have lived up to their billing so far as one of the front runners for promotion.

Team news

The match has come too soon for David Vaughan who continues on the comeback trail, while Jamie Ward and Matty Cash are also making strides in their recovery from injury.

Warburton could be tempted into making changes to the side with a gruelling schedule, and the likes of Barrie McKay, Zach Clough and Jason Cummings all impressing off the bench on Tuesday night.

See what Mark Warburton had to say ahead of the game here, with the thoughts of Kieran Dowell here.

From the opposition

Wolves defender Roderick Miranda says his side must defend better if they are to get a result against Forest tomorrow.

"Against Bristol City we didn't have the luck of the game," he told the Wolves official website. "We tried to score all game, and we did that, but we also suffered three goals.

"We have to work harder on our set pieces to try and improve that. We need to keep improving and, in the next game, perform the same going forward and defensively do better – not concede the scrappy goals that we did on Tuesday.

"On Saturday our focus will be that. We will try to win, try to not suffer any goals and try to score as many as possible. That's our goal."

He added: "Forest are a great team and it's one more game where we have to be at our best to compete. We have to try and play our game, try to impose our football, just like we do in every game.

"We will do our best, try to win and hopefully can give our fans the joy of three
points."

One to watch - Diogo Jota

The in-form Portuguese attacker will be looking to carry on his recent goalscoring exploits at The City Ground on Saturday.

The 20-year-old struck the winning goal in the 1-0 win against Millwall last weekend and also found the target in Tuesday night's 3-3 draw with Bristol City and is one to watch out for tomorrow.

The forward, on loan from Atletico Madrid, started his career at Pacos Ferreira before moving to Spain and spent last season on loan at Portuguese giants Porto, and he has hit the ground running so far with three goals in seven league appearances.

Last visit

Tickets

Tickets for tomorrow's game are still available, with this being the first fixture as part of the Super September ticket offer. 

For full details, click here.

Coverage

Tomorrow's game will be streamed live on iFollow Forest for international subscribers, with audio commentary also available.

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

Other fixtures

All fixtures to take place at 3pm on Saturday unless otherwise stated:

Birmingham v Preston
Brentford v Reading
Bristol City v Derby
Burton v Fulham
Cardiff v Sheffield Wednesday
Hull v Sunderland
Ipswich v Bolton
Middlesbrough v QPR
Millwall v Leeds
Sheffield United v Norwich
Barnsley v Aston Villa (5.30pm)


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