Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall has confirmed that the Reds will wear the famous Garibaldi strip next Sunday at Wembley.
Steve Cooper will take his team to Wembley to face Huddersfield in the Championship play-off final and the team’s strip has been confirmed.
Forest have never reached this stage of a play-off campaign before. They secured their place by defeating Sheffield United on penalties in midweek.
It ends years of hurt for the Reds. They’ve been beaten by Yeovil, Blackpool and Swansea City in their last three play-off campaigns.
This was Forest’s time though. They won 3-2 on penalties after the Blades had matched the 2-1 claimed by Forest at Bramall Lane at the City Ground.
With Huddersfield making the final, talk had turned to which kit the Reds would wear in the capital next week.
In September when Forest travelled to Huddersfield, the Reds wore the now legendary yellow and orange third strip .
With Huddersfield winning the toss to get the choice of kit, it had been thought that Forest would be forced into wearing an alternative.
Now, Worrall has confirmed, however, that red has been chosen by Forest, with the Terriers likely to wear dark shorts on Sunday.
Worrall confirms Forest will wear red and nostalgia will set in
The Forest old visited Wembley far more frequently than the current team has. For those fans wearing red at the famous stadium will mean a lot when the teams walk out next Sunday.
There is something special about a home kit. Forest are symbolic with the famous red and white and supporters will be buzzing that the home strip has been chosen.
It will be a special moment for Worrall too. He will almost certainly be the captain on Sunday and it’ll be the proudest moment of his career when he leads his boyhood team onto the Wembley turf.
This decision will impress a lot of supporters. Forest wearing red is their bread and butter and the class of 2022 will hope to put on a show next weekend.