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Match preview: Bournemouth vs Forest in association with Football Index

24 November 2020

Check out all you need to know ahead of Nottingham Forest's trip to AFC Bournemouth in the match preview, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest are back on the road as they make the long journey south to face Bournemouth tonight (kick-off 8pm).

The Reds visit the Vitality Stadium for the first time since 2014 looking to return to winning ways after the defeat at Barnsley on Saturday.

Bournemouth have made a strong start to the season following their relegation from the Premier League and will be aiming to follow-up Saturday's 4-2 win against Reading.

Team news

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Forest thoughts

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From the opposition

Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall expects a tough test against Chris Hughton's Nottingham Forest side.

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He said: "Every game we set the demand upon ourselves that we want to win every game we play. We have played a lot of the teams in and around us in the top half of the table so far this season and got good results.

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"It is about going out every game and delivering the level of performance that we did against Birmingham and the second half performance against Reading and being consistent with that.

"It is another tough game and since Chris has come in, they have done well. They have lost two in eight, one of those at the weekend, and in other games I don't think they have conceded more than one goal.

"It shows that it is going to be a difficult team to break down and all Chris Hughton's teams are tough to play against. He has had success wherever he has been and we have to make sure we are prepared to go out there and deliver a good performance."

Coverage

Tonight's game will be shown live on Sky Sports and season card holders who selected option 1 will also have access to the full 90 minutes via iFollow Forest.

Other supporters are unable to purchase a match pass to watch the match on iFollow Forest, but audio passes are still available with commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham.

Referee

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Simon Hooper from Wiltshire will be the man in the middle for Tuesday night's match, taking charge of his eighth match of the 2020-21 season.

Hooper has shown 17 yellow cards in those matches across the Carabao Cup, Premier League and Championship.

Hooper has taken charge of 15 Forest games in his career, firstly a 1-0 win away at Swansea in December 2009 and most recently the 5-5 draw against Aston Villa in November 2018. He has officiated this fixture previously, overseeing a 4-1 defeat for The Reds at Bournemouth in April 2014.

Other fixtures

To be played at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated:

Tuesday

Luton vs Birmingham (7pm)
QPR vs Rotherham (7pm)
Stoke vs Norwich (7pm)
Wycombe vs Huddersfield (7pm)
Barnsley vs Brentford
Preston vs Blackburn

Wednesday

Middlesbrough vs Derby (7pm)
Millwall vs Reading (7pm)
Bristol City vs Watford
Coventry vs Cardiff
Swansea vs Sheffield Wednesday


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