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Hello and welcome to The City Ground for live updates from Brentford's trip to Nottingham Forest.

The Bees are unbeaten in their last three games, beating Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough and and bottom side Rotherham United at Griffin Park before a draw at Ipswich on Saturday.

They have been an exciting side to watch in February and they scored 13 goals in February, however they have been vulnerable defensively, conceding 13 goals.

GetWestLondon will be with you every step of the way, bringing you updates from the moment the teams are announced to the post-match press conference.

So, stick with us as we bring you updates, analysis and reaction from all the key players.

Smith on defensive shape

When we lost the ball we were in good positions. The two centre halves compete. Maxime Colin is getting better and better. It’s Rico Henry’s fourth game in the Championship. I thought he tired towards the end but that’s just the games he’s played in a short space of time.

Smith on the first half performance

I thought we controlled the first half with the ball. I thought we let them have too much of the ball in the second half but we were a threat on the counter attack and it showed with the first and third goals. Breaking at pace is what we’ve become known for but we’re very good on the ball as well.

Smith reaction

For me, I thought we were very good. We deserved a three goal lead and it gave us an opportunity to rest a few.

It takes the gloss off to concede two late goals but performance wise, to play as well as we did is very pleasing.

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Match Report

FULL TIME: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Brentford

They made it a bit hard for themselves at the end but the Bees are there.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 2-3 Brentford (Zach Clough 90)

It’s 3-2. Not what the hosts needed and now Forest are piling bodies forward

Four minutes added on

There will be an four minutes added on just as Forest nearly get a second goal. Dean Smith’s Barmy Army rings around the away end.

Into the final 60 seconds of normal time.

It’s popped up on the big screen as Eric Lichaj is the home man of the match.

Reece Cole comes on for the all-action Nico Yennaris.

Reece Cole set for debut

Reece Cole is coming on for hte first time for the senior side.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 1-3 Brentford Ben Brereton 82)

Chelsea Dagger is blaring over the Forest fans ‘celebrating’ a consolation from Brereton who tapped in after Bentley made a good save. Some ironic chanting of ‘We’re going to win 4-3’.

There’s 10 minutes left and that’s prompted a larger exodus from the home fans. Ryan Woods has a go for goal as Brentford fans ask if there’s a fire drill going on.

Double Brentford substitution

Coming off: Lasse Vibe, Jota

Coming on: Justin Shaibu, Florian Jozefzoon

Can only assume both are being preserved for Saturday now. Forest fans have just applauded Jota.

Florian coming on

Brentford about to make their first substitution with Florian Jozefzoon coming on

Forest 'chance'

Much to Brentford fans’ amusement, Ross McCormack blazes over from 12 yards. The Bees have done a number on Forest and some home fans are making a move to the exits now.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 0-3 Brentford (Jota 68)

It’s another counter attacking goal from Brentford and it’s Jota with the goal. Lasse Vibe was the architect as he fed the Spaniard. He found the ball on his favoured left foot and drilled the ball past Smith in the Forest goal.

YELLOW CARD: Joe Worrall

Mr Robinson reaches for his pocket again and shows the Forest man a yellow card. Brentford had a break on but it came to nothing.

Forest corner

Still no reaction from Dean Smith as Thomas Frank confers with him on the touchline. Forest win another corner but, once again, it is cleared.

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Nottingham Forest substitution

Gary Brazil has opened the gates and Ross McCormack is coming on for the home side. He replaces Jamie Ward.

YELLOW: Rico Henry

Rico Henry is booked for stopping a Forest attack.

Forest corners

The substitutions have lifted the home side and they start to lay siege to Brentford’s goal. They win a couple of corners but Brentford clear the danger.

Dean Smith looks calm on the touchline. Forest about to make their final substitution

Double substitution from Nottingham Forest

Coming on for the hosts is Ben Brereton and Zach Clough. They replace Britt Assombalonga and Hildeberto Pereira.

Ross McCormack is still on the bench. Gary Brazil is keeping him behind the gates for now.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 0-2 Brentford (Vibe 55)

WHAT A GOAL!

It’s all about the run from Sergi Canos, from inside his own half. He eludes the challenge of three Forest players, slots in Lasse Vibe and the Dane chips the ball into the net over the onrushing Jordan Smith.

We’re back underway with Forest on the front foot. Dan Bentley has just had to make a couple of good saves from Osborn and Ward. Early let off for the Bees.

HALF TIME: Nottingham Forest 0-1 Brentford

Boos from the home fans as the half time whistle blows. It’s been a lively contest but Lasse Vibe’s goal is the difference at the break.

It’s become a bit scrappy as Forest win a couple of corners. Brentford counter but fail to take advantage of a three on two situation as Sergi Canos passes to Jota over Lasse Vibe. It’s a lively game this. John Egan makes a crucial block as well now.

Great skills from Sergi Canos to turn inside Forest captain Eric Lichaj. He finds Jota but the return ball eludes the former Norwich man.

Jamie Ward is shown a yellow card for going in recklessly on Lasse Vibe. He went over the top of the ball and caught the Brentford striker. He then gets in the face of Vibe, who, to his credit, was not rolling around trying to get him sent off. Only a yellow for the Forest man.