Nottingham Forest entertain Hull City at the City Ground this evening looking to right the wrongs of Sunday’s defeat at Wigan when a 10-match unbeaten run was ended.

The Reds know that a win will take them second in the Sky Bet Championship and they must use that as their ultimate motivation this evening.


The Tigers have been inconsistent this season so far. Boss Grant McCann will almost certainly look for improvement at the back having shipped three goals in their last two contests.

Ahead of tonight’s game, we looked at five players who have graced both clubs, starting with a familiar face at right-back:

Eric Lichaj

The American defender became a fan favourite at the City Ground, serving the Reds with distinction during his five years on Trentside.

He played 188 games for the Reds and was virtually ever-present from 2014 to 2017.

His moment in the sun for Forest came during a 4-2 win over Arsenal in the FA Cup back in 2018.

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His two goals proved the catalyst for a famous victory for the Reds, although ironically they were dumped out at the next stage against Hull!

At the start of last season, he signed for the Tigers on a free transfer and after a solid first season for the club, he was named as the captain for the 2019/20 campaign.

Jack Hobbs

The central defender suffered terribly with injuries during his time at Forest. He managed 76 appearances in five years at the City Ground, having originally signed on loan during the 2013/14 campaign.

Hobbs arrived at Forest having fallen down the pecking order at Hull where he spent three largely successful seasons.

The veteran man-mountain of a defender is currently plying his trade at League One outfit Bolton Wanderers.

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Hobbs will always be remembered by Forest supporters as a man who famously downed Derby County.

His only goal of the game in September 2013 gave Billy Davies’ team a massive win and signalled the end of Nigel Clough’s time in charge of the Rams.

Michael Dawson

The current Nottingham Forest captain will miss tonight’s game through injury, but he is worshipped in the eyes of both sets of supporters.

Dawson rose through the academy ranks at Forest, playing 91 games before signing for Tottenham for £4 million (BBC Sport).

He played 324 games for Spurs before signing for Hull City and helping them back into the Premier League through the play-offs during 2015/16.

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He made well over 100 appearances for the Tigers before signing for Forest once again on a free at the start of last season.

Dawson has four England caps to his name and has proved the ultimate professional throughout his career.

Matty Fryatt

The former striker was lethal during his three years at the KCOM Stadium. He scored 31 goals in 94 games for the Tigers before heading to Forest on a free transfer in 2014.

His time at the City Ground was marred by a troublesome Achilles injury which would eventually end his career in cruel fashion.

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During the 2014/15 campaign, he netted six goals in 26 appearances for the Reds and struck up a decent partnership with Britt Assombalonga.

The frontman also played for Walsall, Leicester and Sheffield Wednesday on loan during his career.

Nick Barmby

The man with 23 England caps only spent two months on loan at the City Ground, playing six games and scoring one goal during Joe Kinnear’s reign back in 2004.

Following his spell at the City Ground, he would move from Leeds to Hull on a permanent basis and become a key part of one of the club’s most successful ever periods.

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He was part of the team that won promotion from League One all the way to the top-flight, scoring the club’s first-ever goal in the Premier League.

He scored 26 goals in over 100 appearances for the Tigers and is one of only nine players to have scored for six different teams in the Premier League.

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