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Match preview: Blackburn vs Forest in association with Football Index

1 October 2019

Check out the match preview as Nottingham Forest make the journey to Ewood Park to take on Blackburn Rovers, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest will look to stretch their unbeaten run when they face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Reds haven't tasted a league defeat since the opening day of the season and have notched up three consecutive away wins ahead of the trip to Lancashire. 

The win against Stoke on Friday night propelled Forest into top spot, before the weekend's results saw them drop to third but they will be keen to carry on the momentum and pick up another result on the road. 

Club News

Live on iFollow: Blackburn vs Forest

1 October 2019

Blackburn have had a mixed start to the season and fell to defeat at home to Luton on Saturday, so Rovers will be determined to make amends in front of their home support.

Team news

Nottingham Forest could welcome back Rafa Mir into the squad for tonight's game as the forward recovers from injury, but Michael Dawson is a definite absentee following his calf injury at Stoke on Friday night. Chema Rodriguez, Tobias Figueiredo and Alex Milosevic are all competing to take his spot in the side.

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Blackburn wins
League 31 29 48
League Cup 2 1 2
FA Cup 1 2 3
Total 34 32 53

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From the opposition

Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray is looking for his side to keep positive and bounce back after their home defeat against Luton on the weekend.

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“When you break the weekend game down, we contrived to lose," he said. "But let’s be positive now, let’s try to keep dominating games and let’s attack Nottingham Forest.

“They’re a decent side who I don’t think have been beaten since the opening day of the season. Let’s keep going, this is the next game and the next opportunity for us.

“Let’s get back to doing what we’re good at and look to keep improving. Together, we know what we need to get better at and hopefully we’ll see improvement.

“Forest are a different challenge to the one Luton posed at the weekend. They have some good players and the result would suggest that they’re a very good side.

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“They beat Stoke City on Friday night and with it went top for a few hours. They’re right up there competing, and it’s just the next challenge for us."

Referee

Tonight's referee is Stephen Martin from Staffordshire. He has taken charge of seven matches so far this season in the Championship, League One and Carabao Cup, showing 14 yellow cards.

He took charge of three Forest matches last season, the 1-0 win against Reading, the 1-0 defeat against Preston and the 2-1 defeat against Rotherham. 

Tickets

Tickets for tonight's game are available to purchase on arrival at Ewood Park from the away ticket office. Full details can be found here

Coverage

Tonight's game is available to watch live on iFollow Forest both abroad and in the UK for just £10! With a four-camera feed and commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham, watching the game with iFollow Forest offers excellent value for money. Full details can be found here.

There will also 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 7.45pm unless otherwise stated:

Tuesday

Hull vs Sheffield Wednesday
Leeds vs West Brom
Middlesbrough vs Preston
Wigan vs Birmingham
Reading vs Fulham (8pm)
Stoke vs Huddersfield (8pm)

Wednesday

Barnsley vs Derby
Brentford vs Bristol City
Cardiff vs QPR
Charlton vs Swansea
Luton vs Millwall


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