Extreme Weather Forces Postponement

Nottingham Forest's Championship game at The City Ground, which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, has been postponed due to the extreme weather.

Although the pitch is playable, the safety of supporters was at the heart of the decision which was taken this morning after consultations between both clubs, the Football League and local authorities.

Approach roads and pavements around The City Ground remain treacherous and the arctic conditions have caused problems within the stadium with several pipes bursting overnight.

And with another night of sub-zero temperatures forecast there's little possibility of the situation easing.

Chief Executive Mark Arthur said: "It's not a decision that was taken lightly but the safety of both sets of supporters, as well as our staff, is of paramount importance."

A new date for the game has yet to be decided.

Tickets for the game will be valid for the rearranged fixture.

Supporters unable to attend the rearranged game will be eligible for a full refund from the Ticket Office once a new date for the game has been finalised.


Former Forest favourite Steve Hodge and super scout Maurice Edwards will make an appearance at the state-of-the art City Ground Megastore this Saturday ahead of the Championship clash with Bristol City.
Ex-England International Steve Hodge will be in the store to sign copies of his autobiography ‘The Man With Maradona’s Shirt’.
Maurice Edwards, the chief Scout of Clough and Taylor and trusted friend for 20 years, will also be in store to sign copies of his book “Brian and Peter a Right Pair: 21 Years with Clough and Taylor”.
Fans can come down to the store between 11:00 – 12:30 on Saturday to meet Maurice who will be happy to sign any product that is purchased in store on the day, adding a touch of magic to a Christmas gift for a Forest fanatic. Steve, who had two spells at Forest during his playing career from 1980 – 1985 and then again from 1988 – 1991, will be in store between 12.30 – 1.30.
The 2010 collection of Christmas gifts is now in store, with something for everyone. Toddlers will love the bath time duck and Forest beanie bear, while teenagers can look the part with the on-trend Forest fashion lines, or, perhaps a new scarf and glove set to keep warm this winter.
For the man in your life, there are plenty of car and golfing accessories that will allow him to show his true colours whether he is on the road or on the course. For the loyal lady, a Forest robe and slipper set will keep her comfortable and cosy this Christmas, while the exclusive range of jewellery and watches will please both him and her.
In addition to visiting the store at The City Ground, fans can also see a complete range of exclusive and authentic Forest merchandise, including the cracking Christmas gift collection, by visiting the online store at www.nottinghamforestdirect.com.

David McGoldrick steps up Nottingham Forest comeback

Nottingham Forest striker David McGoldrick has had his first taste of action this season, making an appearance for the reserve side.

McGoldrick has not played this term after having a shoulder operation during the summer.

But the 22-year-old played for the whole of the second half in the reserves' 1-1 draw against Rotherham United at the City Ground.

McGoldrick joined Forest from Southampton in the summer of 2009.

Source: BBC

McGoldrick makes Forest comeback

Striker David McGoldrick is expected to get his first taste of action this season when he lines up for the reserves on Tuesday.

McGoldrick has not played this term after having a shoulder operation during the summer.

But the 22-year-old is due a run-out for the reserves in the second half of their game against Rotherham at the City Ground.

McGoldrick joined the Reds from Southampton in the summer of 2009.

Source: BBC

Lee Camp wants to play for NI

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp has said that he is keen to play for Northern Ireland.

English-born Camp, 26, qualifies for Northern Ireland through his Belfast-born grandfather.

He kept 19 clean sheets for Forest last season and played for England Under-21s but his hopes of earning a call-up to Fabio Capello's squad have been dashed.

"Hopefully I will be approved to play for Northern Ireland," Camp told the Sunday Life.

"The process has started. I have produced a birth certificate and things are moving along."

Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington has asked the Irish FA to set the wheels in motion on Camp's eligibility for his side.

Veteran Birmingham keeper Maik Taylor, 39, is the current Northern Ireland number one.

Source: BBC