Nottingham Forest Women are making a long-awaited return to the City Ground next month when they take on Derby County Women.

The Reds will play their counterparts from along the A52 on Sunday 16th October with a kick-off time of 2pm.

Andy Cook’s team will be hoping to gain revenge from last season when the Rams ran out 2-0 winners on Trentside.

His team have started the 2022/23 campaign in exceptional style though and beat Leek Town 5-0 in the FA Women’s National League Cup on Sunday.

Mai Moncaster in action v Wolves | Photo: NFFC

Furthermore, the Reds are hoping to break the attendance record for a women’s match at the City Ground when they play Derby.

Last season a crowd of 4,443 watched on as Forest were beaten but with tickets being sold at £5 for adults, they should beat that this time.

After the official website made the announcement about the fixture, Chairman Nicholas Randall offered some thoughts.

He said: “It’s a great opportunity for our Women’s team to play a significant fixture at the City Ground and we’re all excited by the prospect. “

Cook is also looking forward to the occasion in a few weeks and he’s suggested that the support could be telling in the contest.

The head coach said: “We’re really excited to be coming back to the City Ground, especially for a game of this magnitude against our rivals.

“The support has been fantastic and to get the highest attendance last season for a team in our division was superb.”

Forest Women make return to City Ground and fans should back them

Now is a great time for supporters to start backing the women’s game, with the Euro 2022 triumph for England gripping the country.

Attendances have been up in the Women’s Super League and that should have a knock-on impact further down.

Forest prepare to face Wolves | Photo: NFFC

The Reds will have lofty ambitions to progress through the pyramid and the backing they receive this season could be huge.

With tickets on sale for £5 and on a day when the first-team won’t be in action, fans should seriously consider heading down to the City Ground to see Cook’s team in action.

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