SEASON: 2020-21

Prev Season: 2019-20
This Season: 2020-21
Next Season: 2021-22
Football League Championship (Tier 2)
Sabri Lamouchi, Chris Hughton
FA Cup:
4th Round (Swansea City (A) 1-5)
League Cup:
1st Round (Barnsley (A) 0-1)

Player Of The Year:
Joe Worrall
Top Goalscorer:
Lewis Grabban (6 goals)


CHAMPIONSHIP (Tier 2) - 2020-21
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Norwich City4629107753614633915154436213997Promoted as champions0-21-2
3Brentford4624157794212923920126540223787Promoted via the playoffs1-31-1
4Swansea City46231112563912652716115729231780Playoffs0-10-1
8Cardiff City46181414664986937261085292317680-21-0
9Queens Park Rangers4619111657551148322787825282683-10-2
12Luton Town461711184152896252392121629-11620-11-1
13Preston North End4618721495675112124112102832-7611-21-0
14Stoke City461515165052959292861072124-2601-11-1
15Blackburn Rovers46151219655497737286512282611571-01-0
16Coventry City4614131949611076302246131939-12552-12-1
17Nottingham Forest46121618374568921246891621-852
18Birmingham City461313203761641318377971924-24520-01-1
19Bristol City461562546687313183083122838-22511-20-0
20Huddersfield Town461213215071878282346132248-21490-20-1
21Derby County4611112436586710202654141632-22441-11-1
22Wycombe Wanderers4611102539697511172845142241-3043Relegated2-03-0
23Rotherham United461192644605414263565121825-1642Relegated1-11-0
24Sheffield Wednesday461211234061887221743161844-2141*Relegated2-00-0
*Sheffield Wednesday deducted 6 points for entering administration

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Competitive Games:
Competitive Goals:
Goals per game:
League Games:
League Points:
52 out of 138 (3 points per win)
Points Percentage:

Results when we, or opponent, scored first

Who Scored FirstGamesWonDrawnLostPoints won
Forest scored first14112135 out of 42
Opponent scored first321141717 out of 96

Results when leading and when behind
Leading or BehindGamesWonDrawnLostPoints won
We take a lead15122138 out of 45
We go behind27181811 out of 81

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored22 times4 times3 times
Conceded21 times11 times1 time1 time
Won By8 times4 times1 time
Lost By11 times8 times1 time

Analysis of the league positions
This table shows:
(a) how many days we spent in each of the league positions
(b) how we did when we played teams in each of the league positions.

Position days Record against teams in each position
Num Days Opp
PWDLFAPointsResults (Green=win; Blue=draw; Red=loss)
1 11--1020 Norwich City (0-2)
2 23--3260 Bristol City (1-2), Bournemouth (0-2), Norwich City (1-2)
3 31--1010 Watford (0-1)
4 43-12141 Reading (0-2), Swansea City (0-1), Brentford (1-1)
5 52-2-112 Watford (0-0), Reading (1-1)
6 61-1-001 Bournemouth (0-0)
7 74112354 Blackburn Rovers (1-0), Swansea City (0-1), Brentford (1-3), Stoke City (1-1)
8 831-2233 Middlesbrough (0-1), Middlesbrough (1-2), Cardiff City (1-0)
9 9-------
10 101-1-111 Luton Town (1-1)
11 1111--103 Preston North End (1-0)
12 12321-417 Barnsley (0-0), Blackburn Rovers (1-0), Queens Park Rangers (3-1)
13 132-11231 Stoke City (1-1), Preston North End (1-2)
141 142-11011 Luton Town (0-1), Bristol City (0-0)
1513 15-------
1625 16211-424 Millwall (1-1), Millwall (3-1)
1737 174-22152 Queens Park Rangers (0-2), Rotherham United (1-1), Barnsley (0-2), Birmingham City (0-0)
1816 18211-324 Coventry City (2-1), Derby County (1-1)
1921 191-1-111 Birmingham City (1-1)
2058 2021-1233 Coventry City (2-1), Huddersfield Town (0-2)
2139 212--2030 Cardiff City (0-2), Huddersfield Town (0-1)
2222 22321-417 Derby County (1-1), Wycombe Wanderers (2-0), Rotherham United (1-0)
237 231-1-001 Sheffield Wednesday (0-0)
24 2422--506 Sheffield Wednesday (2-0), Wycombe Wanderers (3-0)

Highest League Attendance:
Lowest League Attendance:
Average League Attendance:
Highest Cup Attendance:
Lowest Cup Attendance:

Clean Sheets:
Yellow Cards:
Red Cards:
4   (Nicholas Ioannou, Ryan Yates, Anthony Knockaert, Yuri Ribeiro)
Own goals (for):
4   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
1   (scored by us for opponents)   (Brice Samba)
Penalties scored:
Penalties conceded:
Penalties missed:
Penalties saved:

Manager: Sabri Lamouchi
1Sat Sep 12, 2020Queens Park RangersA0-2023
2Sat Sep 19, 2020Cardiff CityH0-2022
3Fri Sep 25, 2020Huddersfield TownA0-1022
4Sat Oct 03, 2020Bristol CityH1-2022Freeman (35')
Manager: Chris Hughton
5Sat Oct 17, 2020Blackburn RoversA1-0020Lolley (90')
6Tue Oct 20, 2020Rotherham UnitedH1-1020Ameobi (79')
7Fri Oct 23, 2020Derby CountyH1-1020Taylor (64')
8Wed Oct 28, 2020Luton TownA1-1020Glen Rea (64' OG)
9Sat Oct 31, 2020MiddlesbroughA0-1021
10Wed Nov 04, 2020Coventry CityH2-1020McKenna (30'), Taylor (90+7' pen)
11Sat Nov 07, 2020Wycombe WanderersH2-0020Taylor (28', 74')
12Sat Nov 21, 2020BarnsleyA0-2020
13Tue Nov 24, 2020BournemouthA0-2020
14Sun Nov 29, 2020Swansea CityH0-1021
15Wed Dec 02, 2020WatfordH0-0021
16Sat Dec 05, 2020ReadingA0-22,00021
17Wed Dec 09, 2020Norwich CityA1-22,00021Knockaert (73')
18Sat Dec 12, 2020BrentfordH1-3021Worrall (90+2')
19Tue Dec 15, 2020Sheffield WednesdayH2-0021Ribeiro (4'), Grabban (87')
20Sat Dec 19, 2020MillwallA1-12,00020Mighten (49')
21Sat Dec 26, 2020Birmingham CityH0-0020
22Tue Dec 29, 2020Stoke CityA1-1021James Chester (65' OG)
23Sat Jan 02, 2021Preston North EndA1-0019Grabban (70' pen)
24Sat Jan 16, 2021MillwallH3-1019Ameobi (34', 70'), Yates (83')
25Wed Jan 20, 2021MiddlesbroughH1-2020Soh (90+3')
26Sat Jan 30, 2021BarnsleyH0-0021
27Tue Feb 02, 2021Coventry CityA2-1019Grabban (22'), Michael Rose (53' OG)
28Sat Feb 06, 2021Wycombe WanderersA3-0018Murray (7', 54' pen), Knockaert (72')
29Sat Feb 13, 2021BournemouthH0-0016
30Wed Feb 17, 2021Swansea CityA0-1018
31Sat Feb 20, 2021Blackburn RoversH1-0017Mighten (26')
32Tue Feb 23, 2021Rotherham UnitedA1-0015Yates (67')
33Fri Feb 26, 2021Derby CountyA1-1014Garner (33')
34Tue Mar 02, 2021Luton TownH0-1017
35Sat Mar 06, 2021WatfordA0-1017
36Sat Mar 13, 2021ReadingH1-1017Thomas Holmes (49' OG)
37Wed Mar 17, 2021Norwich CityH0-2018
38Sat Mar 20, 2021BrentfordA1-1017Krovinovic (63')
39Fri Apr 02, 2021Cardiff CityA1-0016Garner (29')
40Mon Apr 05, 2021Queens Park RangersH3-1015Mighten (44'), Grabban (63'), Garner (69')
41Sat Apr 10, 2021Bristol CityA0-0015
42Sat Apr 17, 2021Huddersfield TownH0-2016
43Wed Apr 21, 2021Birmingham CityA1-1018Grabban (90+8' pen)
44Sat Apr 24, 2021Stoke CityH1-1017Grabban (50')Safe
45Sat May 01, 2021Sheffield WednesdayA0-0016Safe
46Sat May 08, 2021Preston North EndH1-2017Garner (17')Safe

FA Cup
Manager: Chris Hughton
Sat Jan 09, 2021Cardiff City3H1-00Taylor (3')
Sat Jan 23, 2021Swansea City4A1-50Knockaert (56')

League Cup
Manager: Sabri Lamouchi
Sat Sep 05, 2020Barnsley1A0-10

Pre-Season Friendly
Manager: Sabri Lamouchi
Sun Aug 23, 2020Oldham AthleticEnglandH0-20
Wed Aug 26, 2020Port ValeEnglandN1-20Mighten (?)
Sat Aug 29, 2020West Bromwich AlbionEnglandN1-0-Taylor (?)

Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (19) - £0 Out (31) - £14,000,000
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Aug 11, 2020Jack ColbackBoughtFreeJan 31, 2020Tyrese FornahLoan Out
Aug 15, 2020Lyle TaylorBoughtAug 26, 2020Tyler WalkerSold
Aug 15, 2020Tyler BlackettBoughtSep 03, 2020Danny PrestonLoan Out
Aug 26, 2020Fouad BachirouBoughtSep 03, 2020Matty CashSold£14,000,000
Aug 26, 2020Luke FreemanLoan InSep 18, 2020Toby EdserSold
Sep 04, 2020Miguel GuerreroBoughtSep 23, 2020Jayden RichardsonLoan Out
Sep 11, 2020Lo´c Mbe SohBoughtSep 25, 2020Brennan JohnsonLoan Out
Sep 13, 2020Ateef KonatÚBoughtSep 29, 2020Joao CarvalhoLoan Out
Sep 14, 2020Abdoulaye DialloBoughtOct 02, 2020Tyrese FornahLoan Out
Sep 18, 2020Cyrus ChristieLoan InOct 03, 2020Albert AdomahReleased
Sep 22, 2020Harry ArterBoughtOct 03, 2020Tiago SilvaSold
Sep 22, 2020Scott McKennaBoughtOct 05, 2020Nuno Da CostaLoan Out
Sep 25, 2020Nicholas IoannouBoughtOct 05, 2020Yohan BenalouaneReleased
Oct 05, 2020Caf˙BoughtOct 16, 2020Virgil GomisLoan Out
Oct 16, 2020Anthony KnockaertLoan InJan 08, 2021Nicholas IoannouLoan Out
Jan 08, 2021Anthony KnockaertLoan InJan 11, 2021Tendayi DarikwaLoan Out
Jan 22, 2021Filip KrovinovicLoan InJan 16, 2021Jordan WrightLoan Out
Jan 30, 2021James GarnerLoan InJan 22, 2021Zach CloughSold
Feb 01, 2021Glenn MurrayBoughtFeb 01, 2021Miguel GuerreroSold
Feb 01, 2021Will SwanLoan Out
Mar 19, 2021Riley HarbottleLoan Out
Jun 01, 2021Abdoulaye DialloReleased
Jun 01, 2021Glenn MurrayRetired
Jun 01, 2021Michael DawsonReleased
Jun 01, 2021Michael HefeleReleased
Jun 01, 2021Samba SowReleased
Jun 01, 2021Sammy AmeobiReleased
Jun 01, 2021Yuri RibeiroReleased
Jul 01, 2021Tendayi DarikwaSold
Aug 06, 2021Tyler BlackettSold
Oct 30, 2021Danny PrestonSold

*Age = Player age on August 1stSeason Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Player Country Age* P W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GK12 Jordan Smith England2531246
GK30 Brice Samba Congo264612161832
GK39 Abdoulaye Diallo France281
D2 Cyrus Christie
Loan In
Rep. of Ire.2744121616212On loan from Fulham to the end of the season
D3 Tobias Figueiredo Portugal2634811159114
D4 Joe Worrall England233310111211
D5 Yuri Ribeiro Portugal2326681213118
D6 Lo´c Mbe Soh France1981251236
D13 GaŰtan Bong Cameroon321254333111
D16 Carl Jenkinson England28511311238
D20 Michael Dawson England3612
D21 Samba Sow Mali31167456846
D24 Tyler Blackett England261653868Left to join FC Cincinnati after pre-season friendlies
D26 Scott McKenna Scotland23257991312Bought from Aberdeen at the start of the season
D27 Tendayi Darikwa
Loan Out
England283On loan to Wigan until end of season
D29 Yohan Benalouane Tunisia33Released by mutual consent
D44 Nicholas Ioannou
Loan Out
Cyprus24513116On loan to Thessaloniki until end of season
D46 Jordan Gabriel
Loan Out
D Michael Hefele Germany29
M8 Jack Colback England301772823416
M10 Joao Carvalho
Loan Out
Portugal23111On loan to Almeria until end of season
M11 Sammy Ameobi England2834101014331454
M14 Fouad Bachirou Comoros3031211
M15 Luke Freeman
Loan In
England28257711111287On loan from Sheffield United to the end of the season
M18 Caf˙ Portugal2733913114765Bought from Olympiacos
M22 Ryan Yates England2236111114231544
M23 Joe Lolley England27308715118127
M27 Filip Krovinovic
Loan In
Croatia241959512102On loan from Benfica until the end of the season
M31 Harry Arter Rep. of Ire.30144373656Bought from Bournemouth at the start of the season
M37 James Garner
Loan In
England19206864111On loan from Manchester United until the end of the season
M38 Tyrese Fornah
Loan Out
England20On loan to Plymouth until end of season
F7 Lewis Grabban England322971210621742
F9 Nuno da Costa
Loan Out
Cape Verde293311On loan to Royal Mouscron until end of season
F17 Alex Mighten England182768133181413
F19 Miguel Guerrero Spain30113815610Left to join Rayo Vallecano during January transfer window
F25 Glenn Murray England361655621584Bought from Brighton in the January window
F28 Anthony Knockaert
Loan In
France2835714143619104On loan from Fulham until January
F33 Lyle Taylor Montserrat3042111120535257
F40 Brennan Johnson
Loan Out
Wales192On loan to Lincoln until end of season
F48 Will Swan
Loan Out
England192226On loan to Port Vale until end of season
F Zach Clough England25Left to join Wigan Athletic during January transfer window


Number of different scorers: 15
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
6 (2)Lewis Grabban29
5 (1)Lyle Taylor42
4James Garner20
4Own Goals49
3Alex Mighten27
3Anthony Knockaert35
3Sammy Ameobi34
2 (1)Glenn Murray16
2Ryan Yates36
1Filip Krovinovic19
1Joe Lolley30
1Joe Worrall33
1Lo´c Mbe Soh8
1Luke Freeman25
1Scott McKenna25
1Yuri Ribeiro26

Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Blackburn RoversSat Oct 17, 2020Away1-0Sat Feb 20, 2021Home1-0
Coventry CityWed Nov 04, 2020Home2-1Tue Feb 02, 2021Away2-1
Wycombe WanderersSat Nov 07, 2020Home2-0Sat Feb 06, 2021Away3-0

Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Huddersfield TownFri Sep 25, 2020Away0-1Sat Apr 17, 2021Home0-2
MiddlesbroughSat Oct 31, 2020Away0-1Wed Jan 20, 2021Home1-2
Norwich CityWed Dec 09, 2020Away1-2Wed Mar 17, 2021Home0-2
Swansea CitySun Nov 29, 2020Home0-1Wed Feb 17, 2021Away0-1