Competition: Sky Bet Championship Date: Saturday 2nd November 2019 Venue: Kenilworth Road  Kick-off: 15:00 BST Referee: Gavin Ward

Team News

Samba Sow, Alfa Semedo, Michael Dawson and Carl Jenkinson will all miss the trip to Luton through injury.

At least three of those four could return for the Derby fixture next Saturday but this weekend comes too soon.

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Luton could recall top goalscorer James Collins to the starting line-up after he was forced to settle for a place on the bench at Birmingham last week.

Andrew Shinnie may also come into Graeme Jones’ thinking and that could see Luke Bolton slot in at right-back.

Match Preview

After two consecutive defeats, Forest were undoubtedly looking forward to setting the record straight against Reading last weekend.

A waterlogged pitch curtailed those plans and the Reds must now avoid losing their third game in succession at Luton.

 

Sabri Lamouchi has spoken this week about returning to winning ways as soon as possible and he will be under no illusions of the threat which Luton will pose this weekend.

Forest play Derby at the City Ground next Saturday and they won’t want to head into that game on the back of a torrid run of form.

Luton sit 19th in their first season back in the Championship and in hindsight that has to be seen as par for the course.

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The Hatters would probably take such a position come the end of the season but that won’t stop them having a go in each and every game.

Jones’ men were disappointing in last week’s defeat to Birmingham and have now lost three of their last four league games.

A very organised outfit, Forest must head to Hertfordshire with a very clear game plan on Saturday.

Likely Line-ups

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

Luton: (4-3-3): Shea; Bolton, Bradley, Pearson, Potts; Tunnicliffe, Mpanzu, Shinnie; Lua Lua, Collins, Brown.

One to watch

It’s hard to look past Izzy Brown who is currently on loan from Chelsea as the danger man for Forest this weekend.

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The 22-year-old has been in red hot form since making a temporary switch from Stamford Bridge. He is yet to score for his new team but has created six assists in all competitions.

Brown is capable of playing behind the lone striker or out wide and with blistering pace and an eye for a pass, Forest must keep a close eye on the Luton star this weekend.

Tickets

Saturday’s game is a complete sell-out and Forest will be backed by close to 1200 supporters at Kenilworth Road.

TV

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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