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Match preview: Owls v Forest

9 April 2019

The Owls will be looking to bounce back this evening against Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough (7.45pm).

Wednesday suffered their first defeat under manager Steve Bruce on Saturday as the 12-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa.

One point separates the two sides, with Forest in ninth with 57 and the Owls in 12th on 56.

Forest came out on top in the reverse fixture earlier this season (2-1) but the Reds have struggled on the road in 2018/19 with just three wins, the last of which came back in November.

Wednesday have won seven of their last eight fixtures against Forest.

Here is’s match preview:

Team news

Owls: Dominic Iorfa (thigh) and Barry Bannan (hamstring) are unlikely to feature on Tuesday evening.

The pair pulled up with injury on Saturday against Aston Villa.

Rolando Aarons (ankle) has missed Wednesday’s previous two league outings and will be assessed ahead of the game.

Forest: Full back Tendayi Darikwa (hamstring) could return to action for the Reds at Hillsborough.

Tobias Figueiredo and Sam Byram are both nearing returns from injury having featured for the Reds Under-23 side last week, though are unlikely to be available for the trip to Hillsborough.


Tickets for this Category D fixture start from £28 for Adult Owls Members and £5 for under 11 Members on the Kop.

Follow the game live

Both UK and overseas subscribers can watch live via iFollow.

The service is priced at £10 for UK match passes and here’s what is included;

- Enhanced four-camera coverage
- Replays of all the key incidents
- Commentary from Rob O’Neill and John Pearson
- Match graphics


A completely cashless payment system has now been rolled out on the the South Stand, Grandstand and North Stand.

The aim to go cashless has been introduced slowly but surely over a period of time in a bid to combat queuing time for supporters inside the stadium.

Thank you for your co-operation.


Supporters are, as always, reminded of their conduct while following the Owls home and away.

This includes behaviour inside and outside of the stadium, the launching of missiles, pyrotechnics, coins or bottles.

Anyone found to be in breach of ground regulations and/or the law, will be met with potential club and legal action.

Thank you for your co-operation.


Any cars parked illegally in areas surrounding the stadium run the risk of parking tickets.

Please note that traffic wardens are extra vigilant on matchdays.

Last five v Forest

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Owls | 19 September 2018 | Championship

Nottingham Forest 0-3 Owls | 26 December 2017 | Championship
Owls 3-1 Nottingham Forest | 9 September 2017 | Championship (pictured)

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Owls | 18 February 2017 | Championship
Owls 2-1 Nottingham Forest | 24 September 2016 | Championship

Last time out - Owls v Forest

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