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Match Preview | Nottingham Forest (H)

14 April 2022

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The Hatters are back at Kenilworth Road to face play-off rivals Nottingham Forest on Good Friday.

Nathan Jones' side slipped to a first defeat in five matches against Huddersfield Town on Monday night but have the opportunity to bounce back on home turf against the high-flying Reds.


The opposition: 


Nottingham Forest are the in-form team in the Sky Bet Championship, winning their last five matches in a row and unbeaten since January.

With three wins on the bounce following the international break, Forest are not only in contention for the play-off places but will be keen to put pressure on Bournemouth for an automatic promotion spot. 

Brennan Johnson is the Reds' biggest threat with 15 goals and eight assists this season. The Welsh winger has netted four goals in his last four matches after recently being deployed in a centre-forward role alongside Aston Villa loanee Kienan Davis.


Last time we met:

It was a goalless draw at the City Ground back in November after Brice Samba denied Elijah Adebayo from the penalty spot. (Highlights below)

The last meeting at Kenilworth Road saw 10-man Nottingham Forest come from a goal down to earn a point, with Glen Rea netting at both ends.


Follow the action:

  • Tickets for this fixture are SOLD OUT
  • Watch live on Sky Sports
  • Live updates via our Twitter feed
  • Audio passes available on iFollow Hatters

There will be no live iFollow stream in countries where the EFL has an overseas broadcast deal because this match is being shown live on Sky Sports. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes our loyal supporters, but unfortunately we have no control over the selection of our matches for live coverage.

UK-based supporters will NOT be able to watch the match on iFollow. However, fans can tune into Simon Pitts’ match commentary by purchasing an audio pass for a single game or a month. Prices for both options can be found HERE.


Ref watch


Referee: James Linington

Assistant Referees: Daniel Leach and Rob Smith

Fourth Official: Sam Allison

The man in the middle on Friday afternoon is James Linington who most recently took charge of Luton's goalless draw against Blackburn Rovers in January. 

Linington has officiated 28 games in total this season, showing 122 yellow cards and four reds.

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