Competition: EFL Cup Date: Tuesday 12th August 2019 Venue: Elland Road  Kick-Off: 19:45 BST Referee: Alan Young

Team News

It seems likely that Sabri Lamouchi will choose to rotate his pack when Forest get their EFL Cup campaign underway tomorrow night.

Samba Sow, Sammy Ameobi and Rafa Mir came off the bench on Saturday and all three will probably start against Fleetwood.

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Paddy Madden netted the winner for the Cod Army on Saturday having stepped off the bench at half-time.

After his impressive performance in the 2-1 win, he could start at Forest. Ross Wallace will also push for a start.

Match Preview

Forest picked up their first point of the 2019/20 campaign against Leeds at the weekend.

The Reds boss Lamouchi will now go in search of his first win in English football against League One opposition.


The French manager’s team showed their battling qualities at Elland Road and in that sense, he will hope for more of the same.

Forest could shuffle the pack for the cup contest and that will give the fans a chance to see what the Reds have in reserve.

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Fleetwood will arrive at the City Ground in confident form. Joey Barton’s team have won both of their opening two league games against Peterborough and Wimbledon.

Barton looks to have got his side playing after a decent first season at the club last season and will smell an upset on Tuesday evening.

Predicted Line-ups

Forest: (4-2-3-1): Samba; Jenkinson, Figueiredo, Worrall, Ribeiro; Sow, Bostock; Ameobi, Tiago Silva, Lolley; Mir

Fleetwood: (4-3-3): Cairns; Coyle, Souttar, Clarke, Andrew; Rossiter, Coutts, Biggins; Burns, Madden, Wallace

One to watch

Paul Coutts was something of a star recruit for Fleetwood when he joined a free transfer during the summer.

The experienced performer was released by Sheffield United following their promotion to the Premier League and boasts lots of Championship expertise.

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The 31-year-old has spent a lot of the last year injured but does boast 140 second-tier appearances to his name.

Coutts captained the team on Saturday and he will be the man charged with making Fleetwood tick on Tuesday.


The club does still have plenty of tickets available for tomorrow night’s contest.

As it is the first round of the cup and a low crowd is expected, only the lower tiers of the stadium will be open to supporters.

Tickets can be purchased via the club’s official website.

TV and Radio

The game is not televised but full match commentary will be available on BBC Radio Nottingham.

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