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Nottingham Forest: Manager, Stadium, Key Fixtures & Squad

After narrowly avoiding relegation last year following a timely flurry of wins at the end of the season, Nottingham Forest will be looking for a more comfortable finish in the 2023/24 Premier League campaign.

Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo
Stadium: City Ground
Captain: Joe Worrall
Top League Scorer last season: Taiwo Awoniyi (10)
Last season's finish: 16th
 

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Key Fixtures

Fixtures
  • Boxing Day (26th December 2023) - Newcastle v Nottm Forest
  • Final Day (19th May 2024) - Burnley v Nottm Forest

Manager - Nuno Espírito Santo

  • Date Joined - December 2023
  • Date of Birth - 25/01/1974
  • Nationality - Portuguese
  • Previous Clubs - Al-Ittihad, Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Porto, Valencia, Rio Ave

Stadium

  • Name - City Ground
  • Capacity - 30,404
  • Record Attendance - 49,946 vs Man Utd (October 1967)
  • Opened - 1898

Key Player - Morgan Gibbs-White

  • Position - Attacking Midfielder
  • Date Joined - August 2022
  • Fee Paid - £42.5m
  • Nationality - English

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One to Watch - Danilo

  • Position - Midfielder
  • Date Joined - January 2023
  • Fee Paid - £16m
  • Nationality - Brazilian

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Transfers

Transfers

In:

  • Anthony Elanga (Manchester United - £15m)
  • Chris Wood (Newcastle United - £15m)
  • Ola Aina (Torino - Free)
  • Ibrahim Sangare (PSV - £30m)
  • Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich - £20m)
  • Murillo (Corinthians - £11m)
  • Nicolas Dominguez (Bologna - £8.5m)
  • Matt Turner (Arsenal - £10m)
  • Odysseas Vlachodimos (Benfica - Undisclosed)
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea - £5m)
  • Nuno Tavares (Arsenal - Loan)
  • Andrey Santos (Chelsea - Loan)
  • Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla - Loan)
  • Divock Origi (AC Milan - Loan)
  • Matz Sels (Strasbourg - £7m)
  • Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund - Loan)
  • Rodrigo Ribeiro (Sporting - Loan)

Out:

  • Gustavo Scarpa (Atletico Mineiro - £3.5m)
  • Scott McKenna (FC Copenhagen - Loan)
  • Emmanuel Dennis (Watford - Loan)
  • Jonathan Panzo (Standard Liege - Loan)
  • Cafu (Rotherham - Free)
  • Jordan Smith (Stockport - Free)
  • Jesse Lingard (End of contract)
  • Andre Ayew (End of contract)
  • Jack Colback (End of contract)
  • Lyle Taylor (End of contract)
  • Adnan Kanuric (End of contract)
  • Renan Lodi (End of loan)
  • Keylor Navas (End of loan)
  • Brennan Johnson (Tottenham - £47.5m)
  • Sam Surridge (Nashville - Undisclosed)
  • Orel Mangala (Lyon - Loan)
  • Serge Aurier (Galatasaray - £100k)

Last season's performance

Promoted back to the Premier League for the first time in 23 years following victory in the Championship play-off final against Huddersfield, Nottingham Forest underwent a much-publicised extensive recruitment drive ahead of their return to the top flight last summer - signing a staggering 22 players.

A terrific run of just one defeat in six matches following the Qatar World Cup helped Forest push up the table as the squad showed real signs of gelling, with the likes of Morgan Gibbs-White and Brennan Johnson starting to truly display their Premier League quality,

The Tricky Trees did suffer a further drop off in the spring to prompt relegation fears resurfacing, going 11 matches without a win, before an end-of-season flurry of three victories in their last six, including a memorable triumph over Arsenal, saw them secure their Premier League status.

This season's prospects

Having flirted with relegation for the majority of the last campaign and struggled so far this term, Nuno Espirito Santo is tasked with stabilising Forest in the Premier League.

With last year's cohort of new signings now settled in and up to speed with the demands of the English top flight, Forest will be striving to push towards the mid-table positions this season given the level of talent within the squad.

With quality players such as Taiwo Awoniyi, Morgan Gibbs-White and Anthony Elanga at his disposal, Nuno will likely be confident he can steer Forest well clear of any potential relegation danger once he has fully implemented his tactical principles at the City Ground.
 

Last five seasons

SeasonLeague finish
2022/2316th (Premier League)
2021/224th (Championship)
2020/2117th (Championship)
2019/207th (Championship)
2018/199th (Championship)

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