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Match preview: Forest vs Rotherham

21 September 2018

Nottingham Forest will be aiming to make it back-to-back wins at The City Ground when Rotherham United visit tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

After the victory over Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, The Reds will be looking to build up some momentum with a third good performance in a row as The Millers make the trip to Trentside.

Team news

Aitor Karanka will have a decision to make on whether to rotate his team for the third game this week, or stick with the side which picked up all three points on Wednesday night.

Daryl Murphy could be in contention following his injury but Hillal Soudani and Sam Byram remain sidelined.

From the Forest camp

See below for the pre-match thoughts of Aitor Karanka and Ben Osborn.

Warne's words

Paul Warne wants his side to play without fear at The City Ground on Saturday against Nottingham Forest.

The Rotherham boss was at The Reds' game with Sheffield Wednesday in midweek and was impressed with how Forest played.

He said: "It was a full house and it was an edgy game first half, Forest were the better team and deserved the win. We can see where we think we can cause them problems but they have unbelievable strength.

"It is not for me to say how good Forest are, they spent money in the summer, they have good players and Lewis Grabban is known to the Rotherham fans. He has had a good career and he is the one that can do something to get a goal. We have got to be aware of the talents they have on the pitch and be respectful but not fearful."

One to watch - Richie Towell

A key part of last season's promotion-winning side, Richie Towell returned to the club on loan this summer from Brighton.

The 27-year-old midfielder will be at the heart of things again for Rotherham this season and will aim to help The Millers stay in the division on their return to the second tier.

Head to head

Forest wins - 23
Rotherham wins - 7
Draws - 12

Last time out - Forest 2-0 Rotherham (Tuesday 31st January, 2017 - Sky Bet Championship)


Tickets are limited in some areas of the ground, with only single seats remaining in the Peter Taylor Stand, Trent End, Lower Brian Clough and Lower Bridgford Stand.

Supporters are encouraged to collect and purchase their tickets as early as possible to avoid queues on matchday and missing any of the action.

Full ticket information can be found here.


The game wil be broadcast live on iFollow Forest for international subscribers, with audio commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham also available.

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

Other fixtures

All fixtures to be played on Saturday at 3pm unless otherwise stated:

Wigan vs Bristol City (Friday, 7.45pm)
Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday
Derby vs Brentford
Ipswich vs Bolton
Leeds vs Birmingham
Middlesbrough vs Swansea
Reading vs Hull
Sheffield United vs Preston
Stoke vs Blackburn
West Brom vs Millwall
QPR vs Norwich (5.30pm)

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