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Match preview: Forest vs Brentford in association with Football Index

4 October 2019

Check out all you need to know ahead of the big game at The City Ground between Nottingham Forest and Brentford in the match preview, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest return to The City Ground after three tough away trips as they face Brentford in the final match before the international break (kick-off 3pm).

The Reds kept up their unbeaten away league record with four points from games against Stoke and Blackburn and will be hoping to stretch their streak to 10 games as they keep pace at the top of the league. 

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Brentford have had a mixed start to the season but picked up an away victory over Barnsley last weekend before drawing with Bristol City in midweek as they look to push towards the top six.

Team news

Rafa Mir is available for selection once again after recovering from injury, but Michael Dawson remains sidelined. He should return following the international break, with Ryan Yates also set to return to full training during the break.

John Bostock returned to the matchday squad in midweek but Alfa Semedo is still out with a back injury.

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Brentford wins
League 8 8 12
FA Cup 1 0 0
League Cup 1 0 0
Other 1 0 0
Total 11 8 12

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Referee

Dean Whitestone from Northamptonshire will take charge of Saturday's game, his eighth game of the season. He has shown 22 yellow cards in his matches so far this season across the Championship and Carabao Cup having stepped up to the second tier this season. 

The last Forest game he took charge of was a 2-1 defeat against Reading at the Madejski Stadium back in April 2016.

Tickets and travel

There is limited availability for the clash at The City Ground, with another big crowd set to descend on Trentside. Full ticket information can be found here.

Making your way to The City Ground by car, bus or train? Check out our travel guide to make your journey a smooth one.

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Coverage

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

The club's official social media channels and the Match Centre will also have full coverage of the game.

Other fixtures

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

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


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