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Match preview: Swansea vs Forest

14 September 2018

After the two-week international break, Nottingham Forest are back in action tomorrow when they make the trip to South Wales to take on Swansea City.

The Reds will be eager to bounce back following the defeat against Brentford before the break and get back to winning ways against Graham Potter's side.

Saturday's game will be the first time Forest have visited Swansea in seven years and they will be searching for their first win at the Liberty Stadium since 2009.

Team news

Michael Dawson has returned to training and is in contention for a place in the squad while Adlene Guedioura could also return following his injury.

New signings Claudio Yacob and Panagiotis Tachtsidis are unlikely to be involved as they lack match sharpness and Hillal Soudani and Sam Byram remain on the sidelines.

From the Forest camp

See below for the pre-match thoughts of Aitor Karanka and Michael Hefele:

The Swansea view

Swansea boss Graham Potter is expecting a difficult afternoon when Forest visit The Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

He said: "Nottingham Forest are a fantastic, traditional club.

"They have a manager who knows how to win games and who knows what it's like to win promotion at this level.

"They had a disappointment in the last game when they were beaten at Brentford, but they have had some good performances this season.

"I think they have enough quality to be pushing at the top end of the table this season, but like everyone they are probably looking for a bit of consistency. Certainly, we know it will be a tough test for us."

One to watch - Oli McBurnie

With four goals already to his name, Oli McBurnie has carried on where he left off last season during his prolific loan spell at Barnsley.

The Scotsman has made a good impression in his maiden campaign in the Swansea first team and he will be hoping to continue to be among the goals.

Head to head

Forest wins - 24
Swansea wins - 23
Draws - 14

Last time out - Swansea 3-1 Forest (Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final, Monday 16th May 2011)


Tickets are no longer available through the Nottingham Forest ticket office, but they will be available for purchase on arrival at the Liberty Stadium (cash only).

Full ticket information can be found here.


The match will be broadcast live on iFollow Forest for international subscribers, while audio commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham will be available.

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 3pm on Saturday unless otherwise stated:

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

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