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Match preview: Forest vs Bury

14 August 2018

Nottingham Forest take a break from Championship action as the Carabao Cup gets underway against Bury at The City Ground this evening.

The Reds have a great history in this competition, having lifted the trophy on four occasions, and Aitor Karanka's men will be hoping to kick-start a run against The Shakers.

Supporters are reminded that it is a 7.30pm kick-off on Tuesday evening, and should the scores be level at the end of 90 minutes, the tie will be settled by a penalty shoot-out.

Team news

Aitor Karanka is expected to make changes to his side from the one which lined-up against Reading on Saturday. But with the depth of quality at his disposal, there is a chance to impress for many of the squad and to push for a starting spot for the next league game.

Jordan Smith or Luke Steele are set to deputise in goal as Costel Pantilimon is rested, while Karanka has also hinted that Sam Byram and Michael Hefele could be in line for their debuts.

From the Forest camp

Manager Aitor Karanka has been previewing tonight's match. See what he had to say below.

One to watch - Nicky Adams

A creative player with plenty of experience, Nicky Adams is likely to be at the forefront of things for Bury going forward this evening.

The 31-year-old returned to the club for a third spell in the summer after a two-year stint at Carlisle and also lists Leicester, Rochdale, Crawley and Northampton among his former clubs.

Head to head

Forest wins - 29
Bury wins - 39
Draws - 24

Last time out - Forest 3-0 Bury (First Division, Saturday 14th March, 1998)


Season card holders can purchase tickets for just £10 for tonight's game, with the match also being Kids for a Quid, with 4-11-year-olds able to watch the game for just £1.

It's only £15 for non-season card holders too, so there are fantastic prices to see The Reds in action. 

Hospitality packages are also availble from just £30 (+VAT), while all home supporters are able to access the Castle Club bar for free before the game. More information can be found here.

Click here to see the full ticket information for the match.


Due to broadcasting restrictions, there will be no live broadcast of the match on iFollow Forest, however there will be live audio commentary from BBC Radio Nottingham. Full details can be found here

Previous issues with the club's official app have now been resolved and iOS users will need to update/reinstall their app to enjoy commentary of Tuesday night's game.

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

Other fixtures

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

Northern section

Blackpool v Barnsley
Carlisle United v Blackburn Rovers
Crewe Alexandra v Fleetwood Town
Grimsby Town v Rochdale
Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers
Macclesfield Town v Bradford City
Mansfield Town v Accrington Stanley
Middlesbrough v Notts County
Nottingham Forest v Bury
Oldham Athletic v Derby County
Port Vale v Lincoln City
Preston North End v Morecambe
Rotherham United v Wigan Athletic
Scunthorpe United v Doncaster Rovers
Sheffield United v Hull City
Shrewsbury Town v Burton Albion
Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday (Thursday, 7.45pm)
Tranmere Rovers v Walsall

Southern section

Bristol City v Plymouth Argyle
Bristol Rovers v Crawley Town
Cambridge United v Newport County
Cheltenham Town v Colchester United
Exeter City v Ipswich Town
Millwall v Gillingham
Milton Keynes Dons v Charlton Athletic
Norwich City v Stevenage
Oxford United v Coventry City
Portsmouth v AFC Wimbledon
Queens Park Rangers v Peterborough United
Reading v Birmingham City (8pm)
Southend United v Brentford
Swindon Town v Forest Green Rovers
West Bromwich Albion v Luton Town (8pm)
Wycombe Wanderers v Northampton Town
Yeovil Town v Aston Villa

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