Competition: Sky Bet Championship Date: Sunday 19th January 2020 Venue: The City Ground Kick-Off: 12:00 BST Referee: Tony Harrington

Team News

Sabri Lamouchi doesn’t currently have any fresh injury worries to deal with. Tendayi Darikwa remains the only long-term injury.

Yuri Ribeiro, Carl Jenkinson, Yohan Benalouane and Michael Hefele have all returned recently to bolster Lamouchi’s defensive options.

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The Reds are still looking to add another striker to the squad to provide some competition for Lewis Grabban.

As for Luton Town, Graeme Jones does have a few injuries to contend with for this game.

That being said, the Hatters could be boosted by the possible return of Izzy Brown and Martin Cranie.

They have both suffered with knocks in recent weeks but could join Dan Potts by making a return to first-team action.

Match Preview

The Hatters will go head-to-head with the Reds knowing that a win could move them to within one point of safety.

The Hatters are in a really poor run of form under the management of Jones. Luton have lost their last nine consecutive away games in the Championship, which will give the Reds confidence that they can return to winning ways.

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Forest will be desperate to secure the three points to ensure they begin to consolidate their position in the play-off places.

Despite last weekend’s draw against Reading, the Reds remain fifth in the table. Lamouchi’s men were a matter of seconds away from beating the Royals, but weren’t able to see the game out.

Lamouchi will be hoping his side can secure a third consecutive league victory at the City Ground.

Likely Line-Ups

Forest (4-2-3-1): Samba; Cash, Figueiredo, Worrall, Rodríguez; Watson, Sow; Lolley, Silva, Mighten; Grabban.

Luton (4-3-1-2): Sluga; Daniels, Pearson, Bradley, Bree; Shinnie, Mpanzu, Berry; Collins; LuaLua, Cornick.

One to watch

With nine goals in the Championship so far this season, it’s hard to look beyond James Collins as the one to watch.

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The Hatters have really struggled to adjust to life in the second tier this season, but their position would be a lot worse if it wasn’t for the 29-year-old’s goals.

Collins is an experienced Football League striker and at 6ft 2in tall, his presence could cause the Reds problems on Sunday.


Some tickets do remain for home supporters. They are said to be selling quickly with limited availability across the City Ground. They can be purchased from the ticket office online and in person.


Nottingham Forest’s clash with Luton Town is available to watch live on Sky Sports Football, with coverage getting underway at 11.30am.

BBC Radio Nottingham will have live match commentary on frequency 103.8.

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