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Nottingham Forest are in FA Cup action this week as they travel to Ashton Gate to face Bristol City on Friday.

Forest will hope to put the defeat to Brentford behind them as Nuno’s side look to get to the fifth round for only the second time since 2014.

The Robins were held at home to Watford last time out and are without a win in five in the league but a win against West Ham in the last round has set up a tie with the East Midlands side.

The Reds needed extra time to overcome league one Blackpool in the third round as Nuno Espirito Santo refused to be drawn on comparisons between a good cup run and a good league run.

“We see it as a match, we go game by game, we just have to focus and try and win the game.” The 49-year-old said.

“The FA cup is the oldest competition there is, it means a lot to us, for the club for the fans.

“it’s special for me because it gives a chance for any team to compete against anyone.”

Nuno’s side will be without Morgan Gibbs-White who is expected to be back for the Arsenal game, as well as Anthony Elanga remaining side-lined with a thigh issue.

Divock Origi, Taiwo Awoniyi and Felipe are also unavailable through injuries.

The AFON contingent of Ola Aina, Serge Aurier, Willy Boly, Ibrahim Sanagre, Cheikhou Kouyate and Moussa Niakhate remain away with their countries.

Forest haven’t lost at Ashton Gate since 2017 and will hope for more of the same as they aim to progress in the cup and win their first major trophy since 1990.

The Championship side have a good record at home to Premier League opposition in the cup as they beat four top division sides on their run to the League Cup semi-final in the 2017-18 season.

City sit 13th in the second tier and will be without winger Mark Sykes and although Scotsman Kai Naismith is back in training, manager Liam Manning refused to be drawn on an exact date of his return when speaking to the Bristol Post.

Manning has had an inconsistent start to life as Robins manager, winning five, drawing five and losing five of his 15 games in charge.

The 38-year-old joined from Oxford in November after Nigel Pearson departed the club and has favoured a three at the back formation in recent weeks, which proved successful against David Moyes’ side in the last round.

Forward Scott Twine will be hoping to build on his debut goal last weekend, after joining on-loan from Premier League Burnley this January transfer window.

Tommy Conway is The Reds top scorer this season with six goals which include two in both of the West Ham games.

Kick-off is at 19:45 on Friday but will not be broadcasted to UK viewers with the Draw for the fifth round being made before the Blackburn Wrexham game on Monday.