Competition: Championship Date: Saturday 24th August 2019 Venue: Craven Cottage  Kick-Off: 15:00 BST Referee: Peter Bankes

Team News

Nottingham Forest will sweat on the fitness of influential forward Joe Lolley. He missed the game at Charlton with a minor foot injury.

Joao Carvalho has travelled to London with the squad, although this game could come too soon for his return to action.

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Albert Adomah scored after stepping off the bench and could be recalled to the starting eleven for the Reds.

Fulham demolished Millwall on Wednesday night and will probably be unchanged for the visit from Forest.

Denis Odoi is definitely still missing from Scott Parker’s ranks.

Match Preview

Forest fought back from a goal behind and a miserable first half to claim a decent point from Charlton in midweek.

It took Sabri Lamouchi’s men to three games unbeaten and will keep their confidence high ahead of the trip to promotion hopefuls, Fulham.

With so many new additions added to the ranks in the summer, the Forest boss is busy trying to find the winning formula.

As the season progresses his team should settle down and that should bring a few more wins for Forest.

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Fulham have won three on the spin since losing to Barnsley on the opening day of the season.

The Cottagers were in superb form in the week. They hit Milwall for four and finished the game with 84.5% possession to their name.

Scott Parker has built a quality outfit and this will arguably be Forest’s toughest game of the season so far.

Predicted Line-ups

Forest: (4-3-3): Muric; Jenkinson, Worrall, Dawson, Robinson; Watson, Semedo, Sow; Adomah, Grabban, Lolley

Fulham: (4-3-1-2): Bettinelli; Sessegnon, Mawson, Ream, Bryan; Arter Johansen; Knockaert, Cairney, Cavaleiro; Mitrovic

One to watch

It really is a case of taking your pick from seven or eight members of the Fulham squad.

Anthony Knockaert is the one though. The on-loan Brighton winger chose to drop down a division during the summer and has so far been in fine form.

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A proven Championship winger, he is paid £35,000-a-week by Brighton (Spotrac), highlighting just how much he was once valued at the AMEX Stadium.

Forest will have to be at their very best to stop the threat of the lively Belgian.


Forest supporters have snapped up their full allocation of 1900 tickets for the trip to West London.

No further tickets will be available on the day of the game.

TV and Radio

The game is not televised live, which feels like a rarity for Forest so far this season.

As always full match commentary will also be live on BBC Radio Nottingham via frequency 103.8.

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