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Match preview: Barnsley vs Forest in association with Football Index

4 September 2020

Check out all you need to know ahead of Nottingham Forest's trip to Barnsley in the Carabao Cup first round with the match preview, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest get the new season underway with a Carabao Cup first-round tie against Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

The Reds travel to Oakwell hoping to start the campaign with a win with several of the new summer signings set to make their debuts. 

Forest thoughts

Team news

Sabri Lamouchi has provided the latest from the Nottingham Forest dressing room ahead of the match. Click here to see the team news.

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From the opposition

Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber says the chance to play against Nottingham Forest early on in the season will be good for his side's development ahead of the new campaign.

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He said: “These games against big opponents is always helpful for development in the style of football. Every single player has the chance to show they are the right player for the first 11 and this is what I want and this is what I will see on Saturday.

“It’s a very good opponent, a big opponent, and we have a chance to show a very good game and I hope everyone understand this our last game before the season starts. We have big goals and we have the chance to come close with the style, and we will see the output after the game.”

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