June 14, 2024

Latest Nottingham Forest news as Steve Cooper’s Reds look ahead to upcoming Premier League campaign

Barely a fortnight has passed since the curtain came down on Nottingham Forest’s first season back in the top flight but already anticipation is building for next term,

The Reds are eager to build on the platform provided by securing survival on their return to the Premier League after a 23-year absence. And they have less than a week to go before they find out their fixtures for the 2023/24 campaign, with the schedules being released on Thursday.

Fans also won’t have long to wait before they will be able to watch Steve Cooper’s side in action again. The serious stuff begins in mid-August, but Forest will play a number of friendlies before then as part of their preparations for the new term.

Some details have already been announced about the club’s pre-season plans. Here’s everything we know so far…

Forest’s friendlies

Up until now, two matches have been announced for the Reds’ summer programme. Details of further games are expected to be made public soon.

Saturday, July 15 – Notts County at Meadow Lane (1pm kick-off)

Sunday, July 30 – PSV Eindhoven at Philips Stadion (6.30pm local time kick-off)

The club have said they are “in discussions” to arrange another fixture against Dutch opposition for the Friday before the meeting with PSV (July 21).

Ticket details

The Reds are yet to announce ticket details for either of the friendlies scheduled so far. They say they will be announced in due course, along with the remainder of their programme.

What we know about the 2023/24 season

The new campaign will begin on the weekend of August 12-13. The final match of the season will be played on Sunday, 19 May, 2024, with all games kicking off simultaneously.

The 2023/24 schedule will include a mid-season break, which will take place between January 13 and January 20 2024. Next term will consist of 34 weekends, three midweek rounds and one Bank Holiday match round.

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