Nottingham Forest began life behind closed doors as they faced Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday in a ‘off the record’ friendly match at Molineux that was to benefit both clubs ‘fitness levels’ as they aim to continue their 2019/20 campaign in the coming weeks following covid-19 lockdown.
The match was set up with Wolves Premier League restart in ten days’ time at West Ham United in mind, whilst Forest back in training little over a week, face Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough in the Championship on the same day (Saturday 20th June).
The Reds won with a penalty from Tyler Walker and a second from John Bostock, a long range left footer leaving the goalkeeper stranded as the practice game included a mixture of players with both teams including a number of U23’s and first teamers. The match was self-officiated with no official Referee or linesmen as such in place and there was no media allowed into the ground, only essential staff including players and coaching staff and other club personnel.
Yesterday the Reds got to grips with their own pitch as they trained in an empty City Ground that is aimed to get the players used to playing in the famous arena without fans.
The club have been working hard ahead of their return game next Saturday and are focused in continuing their pursuit of a promotion push.
*Main image @NFFC the players train at the City Ground ahead of the seasons restart.