Competition: Sky Bet Championship Date: Sunday 20th October 2019 Venue: DW Stadium  Kick-off: 14:00 BST Referee: Matthew Donohue

Team News

Nottingham Forest should have Michael Dawson back in contention for their trip to Wigan. It would be anticipated that should he be fit, then he will replace Chema Rodriguez in the team.

Samba Sow hobbled off against Brentford and could miss out here, so Alfa Semedo will prepare to deputise.

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Paul Cook has Kieffer Moore back after a successful time of things on international duty with Wales and he should replace Joe Garner up top.

Michael Jacobs and Tom Pearce will definitely miss out through injury.

Match Preview

Very few Forest supporters could have foreseen such a magnificent start to the 2019/20 campaign, especially after losing the opening game in sich underwhelming circumstances.

Since the defeat to West Brom, Forest have won six and drawn four of their last 10 matches, with Sabri Lamouchi taking well to life in English football.

The Reds have faced a lot of the divisions top teams and now face a different challenge as they start a run of games against sides in the lower echelons of the league.

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If Forest can come through the next five games before the next international break relatively unscathed, more people might start to take the Reds seriously.

Wigan have picked up in recent weeks after a torrid start to the season.

 

Paul Cook’s team have picked up eight points from their last six matches, whilst they have lost just once at home in 15 outings, with five clean sheets being kept in the last seven games.

Forest drew 2-2 in this fixture last season and will look to go one better this time around.

Predicted Line-ups

Forest: (4-2-3-1): Samba, Cash, Dawson, Worrall, Ribeiro; Watson, Semedo; Lolley, Carvalho, Ameobi; Grabban

Wigan: (4-2-3-1): Marshall; Byrne, Mulgrew, Dunkley, Robinson; Morsy, Williams; Massey, Windass, Lowe; Moore

One to watch

Josh Windass has missed seven games of this season with an injury and Wigan have sorely felt the absence of the £2.5 million (The Scotsman) signing from Rangers.

Last season, Windass managed five goals and four assists from his first 39 appearances in Championship football and at 25 there is scope for him to improve.

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The son of former Hull City man Dean scored Wigan’s goal in a 3-1 defeat at the City Ground back in February.

Tickets

Forest have sold in excess of 3000 tickets for the trip to Lancashire and more remain on sale from the ticket office.

TV

The game will be televised live on Sky Sports Football with coverage starting at 13:50 on Sunday afternoon.

As always, full match commentary will be delivered by BBC Radio Nottingham on frequency 103.8.

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