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Nottingham Forest are back in the top flight after an absence of 23 years (Mike Egerton/PA)

Nottingham Forest are back in the top flight after an absence of 23 years (Mike Egerton/PA)

Nottingham Forest are back in the top flight after an absence of 23 years (Mike Egerton/PA)

Nottingham Forest continue their Premier League return by welcoming West Ham this weekend. Here’s all you need to know about the match.

Where and when is it on?

The game takes place at the City Ground in Nottingham with a 2.00pm kick-off on Sunday.

Where can I watch the game?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League with coverage starting at 1.00pm and Sky Sports Main Event joining proceeding at kick-off. The game is also being streamed live on the Sky Go app.

What is the head-to-head record like?

The clubs first met on 14 Jan 1911 in an FA Cup game at Upton Park which the Hammers won 2-1.

The 116 games played to date have seen 44 wins for Forest, 46 for West Ham and 26 draws.

What's the team news?

Nottingham Forest have a doubt over Scott McKenna as West Ham visit for their first home Premier League game in 23 years.

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Defender McKenna picked up an unspecified injury in training during the week and boss Steve Cooper described him as a “big doubt”.

Omar Richards has a hairline fracture in his leg while Ryan Yates is suffering with a knee injury and both men will miss out.

West Ham can hand a debut to winger Maxwel Cornet, the summer signing from Burnley.

Boss David Moyes will check on the fitness of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and striker Michail Antonio, who picked up knocks against Manchester City last weekend.

Defender Craig Dawson could return after a thigh injury.

Nottingham Forest provisional squad: Henderson, Hennessey, Biancone, Jenkinson, Niakhate, Toffolo, McKenna, Worrall, Soh, Bong, Laryea, Cook, Fernandes, Williams, O’Brien, Cafu, Colback, Johnson, Arter, Lingard, Surridge, Awoniyi.

West Ham provisional squad: Areola, Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Cornet, Fornals, Bowen, Antonio, Fabianski, Johnson, Ashby, Lanzini, Coventry, Downes, Benrahma, Scamacca, Okoflex.

What can I read about in the build-up on Independent.ie?

West Ham had the misfortune to begin their season with a visit from Premier League champions and a red hot Erling Haaland, while Forest made an unsuccessful trip to 'nouveau riche' Newcastle United, meaning both sides are looking for their first win.

What are the match odds?

West Ham are favourites at 20/23 with Forest 16/5 and the draw priced at 5/2.

What are the camps saying?

We'll bring you quotes from Steve Cooper and David Moyes once they face the press.


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