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Match preview: Forest vs Luton in association with Football Index

18 January 2020

Check out the match preview as Nottingham Forest entertain Luton Town at The City Ground, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest return home as they welcome Luton Town to The City Ground on Sunday (kick-off 12pm).

The Reds have won their last two league outings on Trentside and will be looking to keep up that form and keep the pressure on the sides around them in the Championship table.

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Luton will be hoping for a change of fortunes on the road as they look to climb off the foot of the table, with The Hatters winless away from home since September.

Team news

Sabri Lamouchi has no fresh injury concerns for the clash with Luton Town, giving him plenty of options to choose from for the match at The City Ground.

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Luton wins
League 23 14 20
FA Cup 2 1 1
League Cup 1 0 0
Total 26 15 21

Last time out

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From the opposition

Luton manager Graeme Jones bemoaned his side's injury problems ahead of the trip to The City Ground, but feels that his side can still be competitive against The Reds.

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He said: “We’ve got a nine-day period after Nottingham Forest and I just want to try and get everyone fit, that’s the priority.

“I think we’re a competitive team in this Championship, and we haven’t had everybody fit. We kept everybody fit until Brentford, so the work in terms of intensity in training, pitching that correctly, was excellent.

“Then at Brentford we lost Brendan Galloway permanently for this season, and we lost Izzy Brown. A week later we lost Dan Potts. We lost Martin Cranie at Millwall. Callum McManaman, we lost at Millwall.

“It’s been a period where at Luton Town, without bringing anybody in, we needed everybody fit. We’re getting close to it and I am not in the position now where I think we can afford to risk it for one game."

Tickets and travel

There is set to be another strong crowd at The City Ground, with limited availability throughout the stadium.

Full ticket information can be found here.

Making your first visit to The City Ground? Check out our travel and parking guide here.

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Referee

Tony Harrington will be the man in the middle for Nottingham Forest's fixture against Luton.

The referee from Cleveland will take charge of his second City Ground match this season, after he officiated Forest's 3-0 win over Birmingham back in August. 

Harrington has shown 57 yellow cards and three red cards in his 22 games so far this season. 

Coverage

Due to the match being shown live on Sky Sports, there will be no live broadcast of the match available on iFollow Forest. Audio commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham will be available, however.

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

Other fixtures

Fulham 1-0 Middlesbrough 
QPR 1-0 Leeds 
Birmingham 1-1 Cardiff
Bristol City 1-0 Barnsley
Derby 1-0 Hull
Huddersfield 0-0 Brentford
Millwall 2-0 Reading
Preston 2-1 Charlton
Sheffield Wednesday 0-5 Blackburn
Swansea 2-1 Wigan
West Brom vs Stoke (Monday, 8pm)


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