Date: 12th August 2016 at 2:52am
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Manager Neil Harris has spoken of his pleasure at drawing Nottingham Forest at home in the second round of the League Cup this year.

Having come past Barnet four nil to secure our passage through to the second round, Forest, under new manager Philippe Montanier, took a two one victory over Doncaster Rovers to put themselves into Wednesday evening’s draw and for now, we host them in the week beginning August 22.

For Harris, it’s a return to an old club where he didn’t fair well having been signed by Mick Harford back in 2004. Two years, 40 appearances and only one goal marked his stay by the River Trent and in a bizare related football fact – playing against Millwall once he apparently got booked for dissent before he’d even come on the pitch as a substitute?

Made me smile anyway.

London News Online have him quoted as saying in response to the draw.

‘From a personal point of view, it is always nice to come up against clubs you have played for during your career. It was an important chapter in my life. The happiest periods I had as a player were at Millwall but I made good friends while I was at Forest. Like against Barnet, we will be able to play with some freedom because it is not the be-all and end-all of our season. Forest will be the same.’


‘It is a one-off cup game and a chance for the players to enjoy themselves. I am delighted we are at home. Other than, I was not fussed whether we got a Premier League or lower side. We do not have to travel. It will also be a chance for me to utilise my squad.’

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