Two in-form sides meet at the City Ground this weekend, after booking their respective places in the Carabao Cup third round on Tuesday night.
Nottingham Forest crushed local rivals Derby County at the City Ground, whilst the Lilywhites were beating another Championship side, Hull City on penalties.
Forest, under the management of summer appointee Sabri Lamouchi, have had a positive start to the season and have been unbeaten since their opening day loss to West Brom, including impressive wins over promotion favourites Fulham, Birmingham and they are the only team to take a point off Leeds so far this season.
They were very active in the summer transfer market and have depth in their squad, but the Lilywhites will still head to the east midlands in confident mood after three positive home results in the space of seven days.
The last two trips to Forest will also provide good memories for Alex Neil and his side, with Louis Moult the match-winner last season in a 1-0 triumph and with what could be a sell-out away following behind them, the Lilywhites will want to pick up their first away win of the campaign and firm up their place in the top six after the first month of the season.
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Match Details: Nottingham Forest v Preston North End, the City Ground, Saturday 31st August 2019, kick-off 3pm
Competition: EFL Championship (6/46)
PNE colours: Home kit, green goalkeeper
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Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…
Ticket Information: There are already well over 1,100 tickets sold for Preston North End's trip to the City Ground to face Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon. Click here for more information.
Match Officials: The match official for Saturday’s trip to the City Ground is a man who oversaw the Lilywhites on four occasions in 2018/19. Click here for details of who it is.
Team News: Preston North End manager Alex Neil has decisions to make after another positive performance from his changed team in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup victory over Hull City. Click here for details of the options.
Alex Neil Looking Forward To Trip To The City Ground: Preston North End manager Alex Neil is expecting a tough test against Sabri Lamouchi’s Nottingham Forest this weekend, but is looking for his side to end the first month of the season with another positive result. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
Billy Bodin Hopes To Evoke City Ground Memories: Preston North End winger Billy Bodin scored his first goal for the Lilywhites away at Nottingham Forest and he is looking for a repeat performance at the weekend. Click here for more from Billy.