Quick links

Nottingham Forest

Confirmed: Nottingham Forest line-up v Odense BK

Here is how Nottingham Forest line up for their first pre-season friendly in Denmark.

Nottingham Forest starting XI: De Vries, Lichaj, Riera, Wilson, McLaughlin, Lansbury, Tesche, Walker, Grant, Trialist, Blackstock.

Dougie Freedman's Nottingham Forest side take on Danish Superliga outfit Odense at 6pm BST on the island of Funen, Denmark.

It will be the former City Ground striker's first pre-season friendly match in charge of Forest, and will give the 41-year-old a chance to run the rule over his side after what was a decent run of form after he took over from Stuart Pearce in February last season.

New signings Matt Mills and Jamie Ward are both present with Forest in their training camp in Malmo, though neither have made the starting lineup.

Forest's opponents today are a club that struggled in last season's Danish top flight, finishing 9th out of 12 sides. That was enough to keep them safe from relegation, but it is a long way off Odense's form four or five years ago that saw them runners up in the Superliga three seasons in a row, and therefore involved in Europe.

Giant former Fiorentina striker Kenneth Zohore will pose a threat to Freedman's defence though if he plays, and the Championship side are sure to get a good runout against a team that will kick off their new league campaign later this month.

Forest's next game will be against Swedish side second division side Mjallby on Sunday.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch