Nottingham Forest host Luton Town tonight in the Championship with both sides looking to claim an important three points.

In the reverse fixture back in November, Forest struck back to claim a point at Kenilworth Road.

Glen Rea took advantage of some poor defending to fire the Hatters in front but the same player then put through his own goal in the 64th minute.

Forest played the entire second half with 10-men that night. Nicholas Ioannou made his final outing as a Reds player, seeing red for a dangerous lunge just before the break.

Form

Forest go into this game sitting pretty near the top of the Championship form table.

In 11 matches since the turn of the year, Hughton has overseen six wins, three draws and just two defeats.

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Friday’s draw with Derby, coupled with Saturday’s results, now see the Reds sit 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

In stark contrast, Luton have struggled for any real consistency in 2021.

Nathan Jones has overseen just three wins in the Championship, although one did come at the weekend.

 

His team trailed Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 at half-time but roared back to win 3-2.

Kick-Off

In a strange season we have seen all sorts of different kick-off times, with plenty of variants still to come this season.

Tonight’s is more conventional though, with a 7:45pm kick-off on the horizon at the City Ground.

TV Coverage

The game will be shown on the red button on Sky Sports Football.

The coverage will begin five minutes before the match is due to kick-off.

For supporters wanting a more bias feel to the commentary, the game will also be shown on IFollow.

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Season ticket holders who chose option 1 will receive the game free, whilst other supporters can buy a match pass for £10.

Colin Fray will be providing commentary for BBC Radio Nottingham.

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