Competition: Sky Bet Championship Date: Saturday 26th October 2019 Venue: City Ground  Kick-off: 15:00 BST Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Team News

Samba Sow, Michael Dawson and Alfa Semedo are all likely to miss out once more with their injury issues.

Boss Sabri Lamouchi rang the changes in midweek and he could do the same here as he tried to discover the winning formula once again.

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Former Forest midfielder Pele should return in midfield to replace Andy Rinomhota for Reading.

Lucas Joao is out for six weeks, whilst Lucas Boye is also struggling.

Match Preview

Forest have been disappointing during the last two games in all fairness and they must show more fluency against Reading.


The defeat to Hull was disappointing given that Forest had arguably their strongest side out on the pitch, discounting those who are currently injured.

Forest were found lacking in desire against the Tigers and Lamouchi will hope that his team are bang up for the challenge of claiming a big three points on Saturday.

Reading haven’t lost under new manager Mark Bowen and arrive at the City Ground having collected four points from his first two games.

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The Royals defeated Preston North End last weekend before coming from behind twice to earn a share of the spoils at QPR in midweek.

A new manager bounce is always a dangerous proposition to contend with and Forest must up their game for this tricky encounter.

Likely Line-ups

Forest: (4-2-3-1): Samba; Cash, Worrall, Rodriguez, Ribeiro; Watson, Yates; Lolley, Silva, Adomah; Grabban

Reading: (3-5-2): Cabral; Miazga, Moore, Morrison; Yiadom, Pele, Ejaria, Swift, Richards; Puscas Baldock

One to watch

George Puscas arrived at Reading for £8 million (The Tilehurst End) from Inter Milan in the summer and he has to be considered the star man for the Royals.

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The man with five goals in 11 games for Romania has netted four goals so far during his time in England.

At 23 he looks like being a star of the future and Forest’s defenders must keep a close eye on the lethal finisher this weekend.


Tickets are selling quickly, although they do remain on sale from the ticket office.


The game isn’t televised this weekend but full match commentary will be available on BBC Radio Nottingham via frequency 103.8.

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