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Match preview: Forest vs Charlton in association with Football Index

11 February 2020

Check out all you need to know ahead of Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship clash with Charlton Athletic in the match preview, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest are back in action under the City Ground lights as they face Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

An enthralling evening on Saturday saw Forest secure an invaluable victory against promotion rivals Leeds United and they will be hoping to keep piling on the pressure at the top of the table with another victory.

The Reds are unbeaten in their last five encounters on Trentside, a run they will hope to extend againt a Charlton side struggling for away form as The Addicks look to steer clear of the relegtion places.

Team news

Sabri Lamouchi has admitted that he has a couple of injury concerns ahead of the match against Charlton and said he could rotate some players following their efforts against Leeds on the weekend.

Tyler Walker will be pushing to be involved from the start after his goalscoring cameo against Leeds, while Gaetan Bong and Nuno da Costa will be hoping to make their Forest debuts. 

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Charlton wins
League 13 15 13
FA Cup 1 0 1
Total 14 15 14

Last time out

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From the opposition

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer is expecting a tough contest at The City Ground as his side look to bounce back from defeat against Stoke City on the weekend.

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“It’s going to be tough,” said Bowyer. “They are not in third place for nothing.

“When we played them at our place I think we surprised them. We should’ve beaten them, I watched the game back yesterday. We were better than them on the night.

“We know we’re capable of doing that, it’s just a case of getting the weekend out of our system and going again. We have to try and win those individual battles more – because a lot of games are won or lost in midfield."

Tickets and travel

Tickets are extremely limited, with large areas of the ground already sold out and single seats only available in the Trent End and Peter Taylor Stand.

Tickets are priced from just £1 for juniors and £20 for adults. Full details can be found here.

Supporters travelling by car are advised to allow extra time on their journey to The City Ground following the continued closure to the A52. Travelling by public transport is encouraged wherever possible. For updates follow Highways England on Twitter. 

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Referee

Darren Bond will be the referee in charge of Tuesday night's game, his 24th match of the season so far. 

Bond has taken charge of one Forest game so far this season, the 3-2 victory over Blackburn at The City Ground on New Year's Day, while he has shown 81 yellow cards and one red so far this season.

Coverage

If you can't make it to The City Ground then you can watch the action unfold with iFollow Forest, wherever you are in the UK and Ireland or overseas. For just £10, you can watch the full 90 minutes of action with a four-camera feed and live commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham. Click here for more information.

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

Other fixtures

All fixtures to be played at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated:

Tuesday

Barnsley vs Birmingham
Blackburn vs Hull
Brentford vs Leeds
Swansea vs QPR
Wigan vs Middlesbrough

Wednesday

Bristol City vs Derby
Huddersfield vs Cardiff
Luton vs Sheffield Wednesday
Millwall vs Fulham
Reading vs West Brom (8pm)
Stoke vs Preston (8pm)


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