Competition: Championship Date: Saturday 10th August 2019 Venue: Elland Road  Kick-Off: 12:30 BST Referee: Robert Jones

Team News

Samba Sow, Brice Samba and Carl Jenkinson will be available for selection having arrived on Trentside during the last week.

Joao Carvalho isn’t fit just yet but did return to training on the grass once again this week.

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Leeds have no fresh injury concerns following their superb 3-1 win over Bristol City during the opening weekend.

One man who definitely won’t play is Kemar Roofe, who this week transferred to Anderlecht.

Match Preview

Forest weren’t at their very best during a 2-1 opening day defeat against West Bromwich Albion.

The Reds were worth their lead which came courtesy of Matty Cash but the level of performance which followed simply wasn’t good enough.


Sabri Lamouchi knows that his team must improve and he will look for a better showing in West Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon.

It seems likely that the team will settle at some point and the French manager will hope that is sooner rather than later.

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Leeds were in sensational form at Bristol City last weekend and were very good value for their emphatic victory.

Pablo Hernandez, Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison netted the goals for the Whites and Marcelo Bielsa’s team look desperately strong once again.

Predicted Line-ups

Forest: (4-2-3-1): Muric; Jenkinson, Worrall, Dawson, Robinson; Sow, Semedo; Adomah, Tiago Silva, Lolley; Grabban

Leeds: (4-2-3-1): Casilla; Dallas, White, Cooper Douglas; Klich, Phillips; Harrison, Forshaw, Hernandez; Bamford

One to watch

With Leeds, it is difficult to look past the sensational Pablo Hernandez.

The ex-Swansea City performer simply gets better with age and collected the club’s Player of the Year award last season.

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The 34-year-old scored 12 goals and registered 12 assists last season as the Whites ended the season by being defeated in the play-offs by Derby.

After a goal and an assist last week he is definitely a man to be watched carefully this weekend.


Away tickets for this fixture are now down to the final 160, according to club’s official website. The initial allocation stood at 2,204 and at £39 a pop it represents a good effort from the Forest faithful.

TV and Radio

Forest are on the television for the second time in succession. This time their game with Leeds has been wedged into the early lunchtime slot and the coverage kicks off at midday.

The trip to Leeds United will also be broadcast on BBC Radio Nottingham via the usual 103.8 frequency.

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