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Match preview: Bristol City vs Forest in association with Football Index

22 November 2019

Check out the match preview as Nottingham Forest travel to Ashton Gate to face Bristol City, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest will look to make it three wins on the bounce on Saturday afternoon as they return to action against Bristol City away at Ashton Gate (kick-off 3pm). 

The Reds will be searching to get the busy winter period of the season underway with a win and climb further up the league rankings as Saturday sees the battle of fifth vs sixth.

The Robins currently occupy the spot below Forest on goal difference and head into the fixture four games unbeaten has they have picked up eight points out of a possible 12 in their recent fixtures. 

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Team news

Michael Dawson could return to the squad following injury with several players making good steps towards getting back out on the pitch.

Alfa Semedo and Carl Jenkinson have returned to training but are not quite ready to be involved, with Yohan Benalouane and Michael Hefele also joining training but also need more time to get up to speed following their long-term injuries. Samba Sow is also likely to return to training next week.

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Bristol City wins
League 31 27 20
FA Cup 4 1 0
League Cup 4 3 0
Total 39 31 20

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From the opposition

Bristol City assistant head coach Dean Holden said the squad are eager to get back into action this weekend.


He said: "It was a break, an opportunity to reflect without the pressure of a game coming so it was a chance to go into detail on things we have done well as a club and things we need to improve as well.

"We have got back into training and the lads are fine, they are buzzing for the game at the weekend.

"It’s so important to reflect on what’s gone on before. We are now in a period of four months before the next break, games come around the corner and we will need time to reflect. We have used the time to assess everything and we’re in a good place."


Craig Pawson from South Yorkshire will be the man in the middle for Saturday's game. Pawson drops down from his usual Premier League duties to take charge of what will be his tenth match of the season.

Pawson hasn't taken charge of a Forest match for over six years, with his last match being a 3-1 win for The Reds away at Brighton in October 2013.

Tickets and travel

Tickets for Saturday's game are SOLD OUT, with Forest fans snapping up all 2,320 tickets available. 

Bristol City have provided the an away fans' guide here, while key travel information can be found here.


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

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

Other fixtures

To be played at 3pm on Saturday unless otherwise stated:

Fulham vs QPR (Friday, 7.45pm)
Charlton vs Cardiff (12.30pm)
Blackburn vs Barnsley
Brentford vs Reading
Derby vs Preston
Huddersfield vs Birmingham
Luton vs Leeds
Stoke vs Wigan
Swansea vs Millwall
West Brom vs Sheffield Wednesday
Middlesbrough vs Hull City (Sunday, 12pm)

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