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Match preview: Forest vs Hull

8 March 2019

There will be another sell-out crowd at The City Ground as Nottingham Forest welcome Hull City on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

With a fifth capacity crowd of 2019 set to descend on Trentside, the fans have certainly played their part in backing The Reds as they look to tame The Tigers.

Both sides will be seeking the vital three points to keep their play-off pushes alive, with Forest and Hull going into the game level on points in the hunt for a top six spot. 

Team news

Manager Martin O'Neill has provided an update on the latest team news which you can read here.

From the Forest camp

The opposition view

Hull City manager Nigel Adkins is looking forward to visiting The City Ground for the game between two play-off contenders.

"There's a real focus about the players and we've just highlighted the situation of where we are in the league at this moment in time," said Adkins.

"There's everything for us to gain and so we need to make sure that we do all of the little things right and have that focus to do well. The camaraderie is good, which is important, and the team and the fans have a togetherness. This game against Nottingham Forest is the first game in what is a big week for us.

"We're four points off the play-off places with 11 games to play, so we're in the race. Let's be honest, we're chasing but let's be excited about it. Instead of fending off relegation we're chasing a play-off spot. I'm sure a lot of people would have taken this situation before a ball had been kicked this season.

"We're going to Nottingham Forest knowing that it's going to be a tough game, but we'll have a great away following behind us. It's about the here and the now, and grasping the opportunity that has presented itself as a result of all of the hard work from a lot of people."

One to watch - Jarrod Bowen

Hull's star man this season, Jarrod Bowen has scored 18 times as The Tigers mount a play-off push.

Head to head

Forest wins - 30
Hull wins - 27
Draws - 9

Last time out - Hull 0-2 Forest (Saturday 24th November, 2018 - Sky Bet Championship)


All tickets for the match have sold out, with no further being made available.

Tickets are available for our next match against Aston Villa on Wednesday night at The City Ground, however. Full details can be found here.


International subscribers to iFollow Forest will be able to watch the game live, with audio commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham also available.

There will be full coverage on 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:

Norwich vs Swansea (Friday, 7.45pm)
Blackburn vs Preston (12pm)
Sheffield United vs Rotherham (12.15pm)
Bolton vs Millwall
Bristol City vs Leeds
Derby vs Sheffield Wednesday
Middlesbrough vs Brentford
QPR vs Stoke
Reading vs Wigan
West Brom vs Ipswich
Birminghamvs Aston Villa (Sunday, 12pm)

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