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Nottingham Forest Match Preview

All the details ahead of tomorrow's home opener at Griffin Park

11 August 2017

Match Details

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest

Griffin Park

Sky Bet Championship

Kick-Off: 3pm

The Opposition

After a quiet summer in the East Midlands, Forest, and new manager Mark Warburton, have started the new campaign with two wins from two at home so far.

The former Bees boss, who took charge in March, added to his squad in the summer with Barrie McKay from Rangers, Newcastle United's Daryl Murphy, Burnley defender Tendayi Darikwa, and Andreas Bouchalakis arriving on permanent deals, Everton's Kieran Dowell also joining on loan. Those in-comings were mainly offset by the £15 million departure of star-striker Britt Assombalonga to Middlesbrough. 

McKay marked his debut with a stunning winner against Millwall last Friday night while Mustapha Carayol and Jason Cummings were on target as Forest made Carabao Cup progress on Tuesday night. Forest named two completely different XI's for their opening two games  with David Vaughan, Zach Clough and Murphy left out of the matchday squad completely on Tuesday night ahead of tomorrow's game at Griffin Park.

The Manager

Mark Warburton needs barely any introduction to Brentford fans having spent four years at Griffin Park in a variety of roles between 2011 and 2015. A former non-league defender with Enfield Town and Boreham Wood, Warburton quit his job in The City to become work in Watford's Academy before becoming Academy Director in 2006. When Nicky Forster took over at Griffin Park in 2011, Warburton was appointed his assistant before moving upstairs as Sporting Director in the summer.

Uwe Rosler's departure in December 2013 saw Warburton handed the manager's role. 17 wins from his first 27 games ensured The Bees were promoted to the Sky Bet Championship as runners-up before he led Brentford to the Championship Play-Offs the following season. He departed that summer for Rangers, leading the Glasgow club back to the Scottish Premiership in his first season in charge. His second-season was more of a challenge and he left Ibrox in acrimonious circumstances in February, a month before joining Frank McParland at The City Ground.   

Pre-match views

Dean Smith: "We want to give the supporters something to shout about."

Nico Yennaris: "It's how you bounce back."

Ticket and Travel News

Tickets for today's game will be on sale up to kick-off now from just £28 adults, £22 seniors, and £20 young persons. Juniors not only pay just £6 for this game but they also get a free Junior Membership. 

Get your tickets online here now.

Match Coverage

iFollow Brentford will be live from 2.30pm with Mark Burridge and Marcus Gayle bringing live commentary from Griffin Park. 

Make sure you download the Official Brentford FC App and get notifications direct to your phone, plus all the latest news, views, and reaction from tomorrow's game.


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