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Match Preview: Nottingham Forest v Norwich City

16 March 2021

Norwich City travel to the City Ground this week for Wednesday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture away to Nottingham Forest (7pm).

Our Match Preview looks at Forest’s season so far, the officials in charge of the game and how you can follow the action live from home.

The opposition

With ten wins, 11 draws and 15 defeats, Chris Hughton’s side sit 17th in the Championship on 41 points ahead of Wednesday’s game.

Recent form has been relatively mixed for Forest, who followed 1-0 wins over Blackburn Rovers and Rotherham United with a 1-1 draw away to Derby County.

In March, Forest were beaten 1-0 by Luton Town and Watford before salvaging a point in a 1-1 draw at home to Reading.

Hughton took over from Sabri Lamouchi back in October following four successive defeats at the start of the season. There has gradually been an upturn in the club’s league standing.

Lyle Taylor is the side’s top scorer in all competitions so far this season with five goals to his name.

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Norwich have a perfectly even record with Forest, the 74 meetings between the sides since 1915 resulting in 28 Norwich wins, 28 Forest wins and 18 draws.

Last time we met, Jacob Sorensen and Emi Buendia scored in front of 2,000 fans at Carrow Road as Norwich won 2-1 in December.

As for our previous trip to the City Ground, that came in October 2018, Timm Klose’s double giving the Canaries a 2-1 win early in the title-winning season.

Ref watch

Leigh Doughty has been appointed to take charge of Wednesday’s game, Robert Merchant and Craig Taylor his assistants and Geoff Eltringham the fourth official.

Wednesday’s game will be the first time that Doughty has overseen a Norwich game.

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How to follow

Wednesday's game is free to watch for season ticket holders on iFollow.

Providing season ticket holders have updated their email address with the club and created an iFollow account with the same details, the match will be made available for free here on Wednesday.

Non-season ticket holders can watch the match on iFollow as well, by purchasing a £10 match pass here.

By tuning into iFollow, you gain access to HD four-camera coverage and replays. The match is also being shown on Sky Sports Red Button.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our iFollow broadcast will be using commentary from BBC Nottingham, rather than BBC Norfolk.

Overseas supporters can watch the match as part of their existing iFollow monthly or seasonal subscriptions, - international match passes are also available. Click here for more information.

City fans will also be able to watch our matchday show NR1 LIVE, with City legends Darren Eadie and Rob Newman in the studio, on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube from 6.30pm.

Otherwise, Norwich City's website and social channels on TwitterFacebook and Instagram will provide regular updates.

To learn more about the variety of passes on offer to supporters this season, click here.

If you have any questions around our iFollow service, please check out answers to some FAQs here. Alternatively, please email

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