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Match preview: Forest vs Swansea in association with Football Index

28 November 2020

Check out all you need to know ahead of Nottingham Forest's clash against Swansea City in the match preview, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest are looking to bounce back from consecutive league defeats when they welcome Swansea City in the Sky Bet Championship on Sunday (12pm).

Chris Hughton’s side have had an unfortunate return from the international break and will be looking to put things right against a side who have failed to win a league match at The City Ground since 2006.

However, Swansea have made a strong start to the season and occupy a play-off spot going into this weekend’s round of fixtures. Steve Cooper’s side have lost just twice this season and will be hoping to maintain their good form.

But, Forest will have a point to prove as they prepare to play on home soil for the first time since the beginning of the month, when they recorded back-to-back home wins against Coventry and Wycombe.

Team news

Click here for the latest team news from the Nottingham Forest dressing room.

Forest thoughts

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From the opposition

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Swansea City manager Steve Cooper says his side will be ready for a strong test against Forest.

He said: “We feel like we are in good shape and we feel like we are doing good things. These are the types of games you have to show real self-belief and confidence to get the right performance and result.

“You look at Forest’s squad, and if you take away the teams that have come down from the Premier League, they’ve got as strong a squad as anybody. That’s the team we are playing and planning to play. A really tough game away from home and one we have to be more than ready for, and we will be.

TV coverage

Sunday’s game will be shown live on Sky Sports, with coverage beginning at 11.30am.

Referee

Tony Harrington from Teesside will take charge of the match on Sunday, officiating his 10th Championship match of the 2020-21 season.

In those previous games, Harrington has shown 24 yellow cards and one red card having given Preston full-back Joe Rafferty his marching orders against Blackburn in midweek.

Harrington has refereed a Forest game once already this season, as he took charge of the East Midlands derby against Derby County on Friday 23rd October which ended 1-1 at The City Ground.

Other fixtures

To be played at 3pm on Saturday unless otherwise stated:

Reading vs Bristol City (12.30pm)

Birmingham City vs Millwall

Blackburn Rovers vs Barnsley

Cardiff City vs Luton Town

Derby County vs Wycombe Wanderers

Huddersfield Town vs Middlesbrough

Norwich City vs Coventry City

Rotherham United vs AFC Bournemouth

Sheffield Wednesday vs Stoke City

Watford vs Preston North End


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