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Nottingham Forest can move top of the Sky Bet Championship on Friday night as they head to struggling Stoke City.
Attentions turn back to the League campaign for the Reds after Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup defeat, and a trip to take on Nathan Jones’ men at the bet365 Stadium.
We will be hearing from boss Sabri Lamouchi today, where he will talk injuries, team news and Stoke’s struggles – we will bring it all to you here.
There will also be a look at the Stoke camp and the latest news coming out ahead of Friday’s game.
Stick with our Forest live blog throughout the day, and we will bring you all the news and views below.
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Sabri Lamouchi provides injury update ahead of Stoke clash
Striker Rafa Mir could be in contention to make the Nottingham Forest squad which travels to Stoke City tomorrow night.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee has missed the last three games with a leg injury, but could be back among the substitutes against the Potters.
‘Like Ronaldo’ Forest legend picks most talented player he played with at Reds
Nottingham Forest legend Steve Chettle has picked the best player he played alongside at the Reds – claiming he was a man who “had everything”.
Chettle, who had a 13-year spell at Forest before the turn of the century, hailed striker Stan Collymore as the greatest and likened him to former Inter Milan striker Ronaldo.
Forest’s Lewis Grabban has been directly involved in four goals in his four away league games this season (3 goals, 1 assist).
Forest haven’t lost consecutive away league visits to Stoke since losing three in a row between March 1930 and Christmas Day 1931
Who said stats like this were useless?
An update from the EFL…
The EFL and its Member Clubs have determined a preferred direction of travel for how best to return the League to its full membership of 72 Clubs from the 2020/21 season. The discussions followed the withdrawal last month of Bury FC’s membership, which had the effect of reducing League One from 24 to 23 Clubs for the current campaign.
As previously confirmed, the number of relegation places in League One will reduce to three for this season. At a quarterly meeting of EFL Clubs today, discussions established an agreement in principle whereby only one Club, rather than the usual two, should be relegated from League Two to the National League at the end of the current season and the Board will now formulate proposals that will be brought forward for adoption by Clubs at a general meeting in due course. This would mean that both League One and League Two have a full complement of 24 Clubs for the 2020/21 season.
During today’s meeting, the EFL and its Member Clubs considered and debated a number of options, with all Clubs given the opportunity to air their views. The debate included consideration of the proposal submitted by the Bury FC Rescue Board for the Club to be admitted to League Two under new ownership in season 2020/21. Following in-depth discussions, it became clear that the proposal did not have the necessary support and that EFL Clubs favoured extending the existing principle of a reduction in relegation across all divisions as a means of returning to 72 Clubs now and for the future.
Debbie Jevans CBE, EFL Executive Chair, commented: “While we are saddened that Bury FC is no longer part of the EFL, the Board’s difficult decision to withdraw membership was only taken after every opportunity to find a resolution was exhausted. Since then, in recognition of the efforts made on behalf of the club, the EFL has engaged with supporters’ groups, shared their submissions with our members and debated at length the issues raised.
“Following the discussion today, Clubs have established that the preferred direction of travel is to reduce relegation from League Two as a means of returning to 72 Clubs. The Clubs felt that, in a difficult situation, this approach maintains fairness for all members and upholds the principle of the football pyramid.”
In a separate discussion at today’s meeting, EFL Clubs gave their endorsement to the proposed appointment of Rick Parry as EFL Chairman. The appointment will now go forward for formal ratification at a general meeting.
Nottingham Forest’s predicted starting XI to face Stoke City
Sabri Lamouchi has the chance to do something no Nottingham Forest manager has managed in five years at Stoke City on Friday evening.
That quest is to lead Nottingham to the top Championship and make it eight league games unbeaten in the process.
But who will play? Here’s the predicted XI.
More from Bolton this morning – and ex-Forest striker Daryl Murphy is nearing a return to action…
Stoke are unbeaten in six home games against Nottingham Forest in all competitions (W2 D4) since a 1-0 defeat in March 1994
Here’s what Phillip Cocu has had to say about the Derby incident at his press conference this afternoon…
We had a team building activity planned, the first idea was to play some golf but the weather was bad so we went bowling instead.
After the bowling we had a team dinner, sitting with each other for most of the evening. Most of the players left about 8pm but a small group stayed and continued at the bar. There was then an alcohol-related incident later which caused us to lose our captain for the rest of the season. It is bad news for the whole team.
Some senior players made a very bad example and a very bad choice. They made a big mistake and there will be consequences, of course.
I’ve spoken to Richard briefly and he is extremely down. He realises what has gone wrong for him personally, he feels responsible. It will have a huge effect on him personally.
A big following…
More than 12,000 supporters will have watched Forest on the road this week. Here’s why…
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From the Derby presser…
Big blow for Derby
Derby have released a statement on the events of the past few days which now sees Richard Keogh ruled out for the season.
We need him!
Joao Carvalho is a key performer for the Reds, so says Sabri Lamouchi.
Especially physically he can get better, because he stopped for a long time and had a big injury from the beginning of the season. Step by step, game after game, he will be back to full fitness very soon.But he is doing well and training hard, so Joao is back!
Derby release statement
The players were out as part of a scheduled team-building dinner with staff and while the majority of them acted responsibly and left at around 8pm and were not involved, a small group, including the team captain Richard Keogh, continued drinking into the night. They should have known when to stop and also ignored the opportunity to be driven home using cars laid on by the club, and chose to stay out.
As a result of an alcohol-related incident, Richard Keogh has sustained a serious knee injury that will prevent him from playing until the end of the season.
The players involved in the incident on Tuesday evening will be subject to a rigorous internal investigation under the club’s code of conduct and disciplinary procedures, but over and above any punishment they receive we will be expecting them to become involved with the excellent work the Community Trust does helping the communities we serve.
We have been very clear about our attitude towards alcohol and the players know that at certain and specific times of the season they are permitted a drink together as a group in a controlled environment.
Those involved in Tuesday’s incident know they will pay a heavy price for their actions, but also that we will support them with their rehabilitation back into the squad and team.
We fully support the work of our partners at Drinkaware and the unsanctioned actions of this small group of players is totally at odds the stance that both Drinkaware and Derby County Football Club take regards alcohol. We will be using this situation to redouble our efforts in highlighting the dangers posed by alcohol.
We would also like to thank the emergency services for their swift help.
More on Derby
Here’s more on the story breaking this afternoon involving Derby County and their captain Richard Keogh following a reported drink-drive incident involving other members of the Rams’ first team.
Football is all about making memories…
Meanwhile, at Pride Park…
Reports in the Telegraph this morning that Derby captain Richard Keogh has been injured in a car crash involving Mason Bennett and Tom Lawrence on Tuesday night just outside Duffield.
Worthy of a second look…
He’s a hero, isn’t he?
Former Forest boss and Stoke assistant Paul Hart will take on the Potters’ media duties this afternoon, ahead of the game with Sabri Lamouchi’s men tomorrow evening. Jones is under mounting pressure after a poor start to the season and an exit from the Carabao Cup at the hands of League Two Crawley on Tuesday night.
Off to the Potteries we go. And there’s not too many tickets left. Around 3,000 Reds will be making the journey along the A50. Will you be one of them?
The Frenchman is the third manager Lolley has worked with since making the move to the City Ground in January 2018, having replaced Martin O’Neill in the summer.
He has overseen a promising start to the season, with the Reds going into Friday night’s clash at Stoke City knowing they could top the Championship table if they claim three points.
‘I think the future is bright for him’
Liam Bridcutt has performed three times so far for Bolton, but having already been named the Trotters captain, he’s been impressing manager Keith Hill. Here’s why.
Seize the moment
In his latest Post column, Garry Birtles says Forest’s defeat at Arsenal will soon be forgotten if the Reds secure three points at Stoke tomorrow evening. A result which could see Forest go top.
Carabao Cup news…
After some rather surprising results in the cup last night, here’s how the draw for the fourth round is shaping up…
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