NOTTINGHAM FOREST V COVENTRY CITY
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18TH AT 3PM
AT CITY GROUND,NOTTINGHAM,NG2 5FJ
Kick off at 3pm.
From the North: Leave the M1 at junction 26, following the signs to Nottingham via the A610 Nuthall Road until you meet the Nottingham Ring Road A6514 at Western Boulevard. Turn Right and follow the Ring Road South, passing the Queens Medical Centre where the Ring Road becomes the A52. Continue South on the A52 signposted Grantham over Clifton Bridge, past the Nottingham Knight Island to join the Lings Bar Road at the next traffic island. Continue to the Gamston Island and then turn left into Radcliffe Road (A6011). Turn right into Pavilion Road for
From the South: Leave the M1 at junction 24, on the A453 towards Nottingham. At the Clifton Bridge complex follow signs A52 Grantham past Nottingham Knight Island to join the Lings Bar Road at the next traffic island. Follow the A52 signposted Grantham to the Gamston Island and then turn left into Radcliffe Road (A6011). Turn right into Pavilion Road for Reception.
From the East: Approach via the A52 Radcliffe Road from Grantham. At Gamston Island continue along Radcliffe Road as it becomes the A6011. Turn right into Pavilion Road for Reception.
From the West: Approach via the A52 from Derby to the Nottingham Ring Road, along the Stapleford Bypass. Turn right onto the Ring Road (A52) and follow routes as above. Alternatively, from the M42, follow the A453 to the Clifton Bridge complex and follow routes as from the south.
Nottingham Midland Railway Station is situated in the town centre, less than a mile from the ground. It is a relatively uncomplicated 10-minute walk to 'The City Ground',' You should leave the railway station by the main entrance/exit and turn to your left. At the corner of the station turn left again into Queens Road and follow this to the T-junction with London Road. Turn right here and follow this road towards the river and Trent Bridge from where you will be able to see the best view of the City Ground across the river to your left.
From the City Centre, The City Ground is about a 15 minute walk from the city centre.
By Bus from Nottingham City Centre. Buses 6 to 11 all run from the City Centre, number 6 is the most frequent. You can get them from Collin Street, just up from the Broadmarsh Centre or from Carrington Street between the Broadmarsh and the train station. They all stop close to Trent Bridge.
Initial allocation has been sold. You can however, pay on the day though from the away ticket office at Forest.
Prices do increase for Adults and Seniors who pay on the day and those prices are £27 for adults, £20 for Seniors with the junior price remaining the same at U18's £12 and U12's £6.
Forest have now agreed to take ticket bookings over the phone so you can buy at advanced prices. Call 0871 226 1980 but please state you want to sit with Coventry City supporters.
THE LAST TIME
Saturday's game will be the 92nd league and cup game between the two sides with City having won 19 of these matches and drawn 28, scoring 99 goals compared to Forest's 115.
City's last trip to Forest saw a 2-1 defeat for City on November 9th 2010. City went ahead with a Luke Chambers own goal but Forest levelled through Radoslaw Majewski and in the 61st minute, Chris Cohen scored to give Forest the win.
The teams that night were:
Team Westwood, Cranie, Wood, McPake (Cameron 63), Keogh, Gunnarsson, Clingan (Doyle 70), Carsley, McSheffrey (Baker 66), King, Jutkiewicz. SNU Clarke, Eastwood, O'Donovan, Ireland.
Forest Camp, Gunter, Chambers, Morgan, Bertrand, Moussi, Cohen, McGugan (Anderson 82), Earnshaw (Blackstock 68), Tyson, Majewski (Adebola 86). SNU Darlow, McGoldrick, Lynch, McKenna.
City have won seven times in 45 trips to the City Ground. The last win was a 4-1 victory on August 28th 2004.
For a full list of matches between Forest and City, please click on http://www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk/footydb/loadhed.asp
The referee currently appointed to take charge of Coventry City's next game, the trip to Nottingham Forest is Mark Clattenburg from County Durham.
An electrician by trade, Mark had come up through the ranks quickly and was appointed a FIFA referee in 2006 when aged only 30. He is a member of the Select Group of referess.
This season, he has had 23 matches and shown 73 yellows and 6 red cards. This will be his first Championship game of the season.
His last City game was the 2-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest on December 28th 2009. Before that he was in charge of the 1-0 home win over Luton Town in January 2007
His assistants will be Peter Bankes from Liverpool and Adam Nunn from Wiltshire. The fourth official will be Robert Madeley from West Yorkshire.