Martin O'Neill returns to club management with Notts Forest. (Credit: SkySports)

Martin O’Neill takes charge of his first game as Nottingham Forest manager when they face Bristol City tomorrow.

O’Neill spent ten years as a player for Forest during the club’s golden era in the 70s and 80s, and is popular with fans.

Martin O’Neill was managed by legendary figure Brian Clough.

He has expressed his delight at returning to the club, which sits just outside the play off places.

There are reports that Roy Keane – who was O’Neill’s assistant manager at the Republic of Ireland – could join him.

Suspended duo Dan Fox and Tendayi Darikwa will be unavailable tomorrow, leaving the defence short.

Both players were sent off during Forest’s last game, a 2-0 defeat at Reading.


  • Nottingham Forest have won once in their last eight league games with Bristol City
  • Bristol City have failed to score in their last two games at the City Ground
  • Martin O’Neill is to take charge of a second tier match for the first time since May 1996 -Forest midfielder Matty Cash wasn’t born when that game was played
  • Bristol City have won their last four games
  • Forest have won just one of their last eight games in all competitions
    (Credit: Opta Stats)

New Bristol City signing Kasey Palmer could start as he joined on loan from Chelsea for the remainder of the season. Palmer scored on his debut after coming on as a sub during their 2-1 victory over Bolton.