The Premier League fixtures for 2022/23 have been released this morning and Nottingham Forest have been handed a tough start.

Forest will play their first game of top-flight football for 23 years away at Newcastle United, with the game set for Saturday 6th August.

The first Premier League team to visit the City Ground for a league game in over two decades will be West Ham a week later.

Forest are also away on Boxing Day and on the final day of the season for the second campaign running.

The television games have already been selected for the first weekend of the campaign and Forest’s trip to St James’ Park hasn’t been chosen.

Here is a full list of Forest’s Premier League fixtures in full:

6 Aug – Newcastle A
13 Aug – West Ham H
20 Aug – Everton A
27 Aug – Tottenham H
31 Aug – Manchester City A

3 Sept – Bournemouth H
10 Sept – Leeds A
17 Sept – Fulham H

1 Oct – Leicester A
8 Oct – Aston Villa H
15 Oct – Wolves A
18 Oct – Brighton A
22 Oct – Liverpool H
29 Oct – Arsenal A

5 Nov – Brentford H
12 Nov – Crystal Palace H

26 Dec – Manchester United A
31 Dec – Chelsea H

2 Jan – Southampton A
14 Jan – Leicester H
21 Jan – Bournemouth A

4 Feb – Leeds H
11 Feb – Fulham A
18 Feb – Manchester City H
25 Feb – West Ham A

4 Mar – Everton H
11 Mar – Tottenham A
18 March – Newcastle H

1 Apr – Wolves H
8 Apr – Aston Villa A
15 Apr – Manchester United H
22 Apr – Liverpool A
25 Apr – Brighton H
29 Apr – Brentford A

6 May – Southampton H
13 May – Chelsea A
20 May – Arsenal H
28 May – Crystal Palace A

Forest fixtures released
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Nottingham Forest fixtures released: Reaction

It does feel somewhat strange not to be planning trips to Preston and Reading and wondering where those dreaded midweek trips will take us.

Being back in the big time certainly has its perks but boy does this look like a daunting list of fixtures.

Newcastle, West Ham, Tottenham, Everton and Manchester City in the first month of the season look extremely unforgiving.

That said, Forest have to play everyone twice so why not at the start of the season?

Steve Cooper will now hope that he can ramp up his recruitment drive in the coming weeks.

Dean Henderson looks like being the first signing through the door from Manchester United.

His arrival is likely to be followed by a number of other signings who will hope to come in and make a name for themselves at Forest.

Now, with the fixtures firmly in place, Forest supporters can really let it sink in that they’re back in the big time!

Bring on Newcastle away!

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