Despite Storm Babet wreaking havoc across the country, Nottingham Forest’s match against Luton Town is still slated to go ahead as planned.
The team is hopeful that Saturday’s Premier League encounter at the City Ground will not be canceled due to inclement weather. However, they are actively monitoring the situation and remain in communication with local authorities and Nottinghamshire Police.
As a result of the continuing heavy rain, a number of places in Nottinghamshire have been flooded. Several county highways have been closed, causing travel disruptions, with some bus diversions in place.
Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest will face Luton Town in a 3pm kickoff this Saturday at The City Ground. Over the summer, the pitch at The City Ground was replaced, and the drainage system was upgraded, which has given Forest confidence that the game will proceed as planned.
Nottingham Forest is looking to return to winning form as they had gone through a four-game winless streak before the international break. Their most recent match ended in a goalless draw against Crystal Palace, marking their second consecutive draw.
Steve Cooper, the Forest manager, acknowledged Luton’s abilities, stating, “They possess players who can have a significant impact on the game due to their style of play. As is the case in the Premier League, it’s crucial that we perform at a high level.”
He emphasized the importance of focusing on their own performance, particularly since they had players returning from international duty and limited preparation time. Cooper stressed the need to quickly regain their form without making excuses, with the aim of making a strong start in the game and achieving their desired impact.