Head coach Steve Cooper has a lengthy absentee list to contend with, however, with Dean Henderson suffering a thigh injury against the Foxes. Nevertheless, since then, Forest have added to their squad by signing midfielder Danilo and striker Chris Wood. We will have the all-important team news an hour before today’s 3pm kick-off as part of our build-up to the big match.
Bournemouth v Forest matchday LIVE - Reds in action at Vitality StadiumIt’s matchday! Nottingham Forest make the trip to the south coast to take on Bournemouth this afternoon - and you can follow the action right here. The Reds climbed to 13th in the table last time out when they made it back-to-back wins in the Premier League by beating Leicester City 2-0. Brennan Johnson’s brace at the City Ground means they are five points above the relegation zone ahead of today’s game. Fellow newly-promoted side the Cherries, meanwhile, are 17th, one point above the bottom three.
Read more, here12:59Sarah ClapsonHave your saySome error occured, please try refreshing the page. Sarah ClapsonGood afternoonHello all. Hope everyone is doing well. Another trip to the south coast for the Reds today. And a chance to put a few things right against Bournemouth, after what happened here last season and the result against the Cherries in the reverse fixture at the City Ground.
Looking forward to seeing what he can do. He's a really exciting prospect, just a bit of patience needed when it comes to giving him time to adapt13:17Sarah ClapsonWeather reportThe sun is out at the Vitality Stadium. But it is FREEEEZING!!! And typically, huge drops of water keep dripping from the roof above the press seats. Not what's needed when the temperature is this low! 13:15Sarah ClapsonIn place at the Vitality Stadium13:01Sarah ClapsonDanilo impressingHead coach Steve Cooper admits Nottingham Forest will need to be patient with January signing Danilo as he adapts to English football and the Premier League.
14:00Sarah ClapsonTeam newsHead coach Steve Cooper has named his Nottingham Forest team to face Bournemouth in this afternoon’s crunch clash. The Reds make the trip to the south coast on the back of two successive wins in the Premier League. Brennan Johnson’s brace clinched a 2-0 victory over Leicester City at the City Ground last time out, while Forest had beaten Southampton prior to that. Their triumph at St Mary’s was the first time they had picked up three points on the road this season, and Cooper’s men will be aiming to follow that up with a positive result at the Vitality Stadium today.
That will be followed by live updates from the Vitality Stadium and reaction after the final whistle, so stick with us to make sure you don’t miss anything. 14:27Sarah ClapsonGetting readyRest of the Forest players are out for their pre-match warm-up now. Bournemouth trying to gain an edge by showing clips from the reverse game at the City Ground and last season's match here on their screens... 14:11Sarah ClapsonKeepers warming upApplause from the Reds fans already in the ground as Hennessey and Smith come out to warm up. Young stopper Adnun Kanuric also part of the squad which has travelled.
Ahead of kick-off, they are 13th in the table, five points above the relegation zone. Read more, here13:42Sarah ClapsonAlso spottedLingard is here, too. Hopefully a sign the injury list is easing slightly 13:36Sarah ClapsonBoly's back? The defender is also here. Interesting to see whether he comes back in, assuming he is fully fit 13:34Sarah ClapsonForest are hereThe bus has just pulled up and the players are just walking out to check out the pitch. First one to appear is Surridge - who almost gets caught by the sprinklers13:20Sarah ClapsonNew guysWood managed about an hour or so of training yesterday, so I'd be very surprised if he starts. Worth including him on the bench though, perhaps. He travelled down with the rest of the squad, so will have had chance to spend a bit of time with his new teammates at their hotel last night. Be nice if Danilo is on the bench, too.
The 21-year-old, who penned a six-and-a-half-year deal with the Reds earlier this week after joining from Palmeiras, is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in Brazil. Forest beat off competition from a number of big-name clubs to secure his signature, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Monaco all having been linked with the midfielder. It was quite the coup for the club. And the youngster has made a positive early impression, catching the eye in training and settling in well in the dressing room - helped by fellow countrymen Renan Lodi and Gustavo Scarpa.
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