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Match preview: QPR vs Forest in association with Football Index

11 September 2020

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

Nottingham Forest get their Championship campaign underway when they travel to the capital to face Queens Park Rangers at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

The Reds will be looking to secure an opening day victory to kickstart their season, and bounce back after the defeat in the Carabao Cup last weekend.

QPR similarly lost out in the first round last Saturday, with a defeat against League One side Plymouth Argyle, and will be hoping to start the league season on the front foot.

Forest thoughts

Team news

Sabri Lamouchi has confirmed that Tiago Silva will miss out through injury, while he has no further injury concerns.

Click here to see the full team news. 

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From the opposition

Former Forest boss Mark Warburton has chopped and changed a few faces in his Queens Park Rangers squad and is looking forward to facing his old club at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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“We are as happy as we possibly can be with the squad, we have added some good quality with the likes of Rob Dickie at the back, George Thomas, Lyndon up top, securing Luke Amos, as well as Tom Carroll coming in.

“They are a very talented side, they proved that last season and the additions of the likes of Lyle Taylor and Luke Freeman only adds to a very strong squad, they will be looking towards the top of the table, but so will your sides such as: Bournemouth, Watford, Norwich, the list is endless this year, this season will be very tough.

“Of course, I know a few people from Forest and it will be nice to see a few old faces, but we have to prepare well, analyse well to ensure we are ready for the challenge we face on Saturday.”

Man in the middle

Saturday's referee is Tim Robinson from West Sussex and he was last in charge of a Forest game in January when The Reds claimed a 1-0 victory over Brentford at Griffin Park.

Robinson was last in the middle for a Queens Park Rangers game when Mark Warburton's men were beaten 1-0 by Charlton Athletic at The Valley in June.

Other fixtures

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

Watford vs Middlesbrough (Friday, 7.45pm)
Birmingham vs Brentford (12.30pm)
Wycombe vs Rotherham (12.30pm)
Barnsley vs Luton
Bournemouth vs Blackburn
Bristol City vs Coventry
Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday
Derby vs Reading
Huddersfield vs Norwich
Millwall vs Stoke
Preston vs Swansea


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