Date: 17th June 2014 at 10:04am
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Forest supporters will be keen to get an early glimpse of Stuart Pearce’s side via their pre-season fixture schedule – so, those planning a trip to Portugal will need to amend their plans.

Forest had been due to play SC Braga, but with the appointment of their own new manager, they have opted for a different pre-season schedule of their own and thus, that fixture has now been cancelled.

To their credit, NFFC, Brian Eastick & co have acted quickly – in the knowledge that some fans will have already made their travel arrangements & thus, NFFC have announced the 2 changes to the sides they will face in Portugal.

Forest will now play Porto B on Wednesday 16 July (kick-off 6pm), followed by Rio Ave, a Portuguese top division side, on Saturday 19 July (kick-off 6pm).

The full fixture list is given below, which still sees the first glimpse of the squad at Ilkeston Town & just the one fixture against Premier League West Brom, although the kick off time is yet to be agreed.

Ilkeston FC (A) – Saturday 12 July (kick-off 1pm)

Porto B (A) – Wednesday 16 July (kick-off 6pm) – Match to be played at CTFD PortoGaia, Futebol Clube de Porto training ground

Rio Ave (A) – Saturday 19 July (kick-off 6pm) – Match to be played at Estadio do Rio Ave, Vila do Conde, Portugal

Rotherham United (A) – Wednesday 23 July (kick-off 7.30pm)

MK Dons (A) – Sunday 27 July (kick-off 3pm)

York City (A) – Wednesday 30 July (kick-off 7.30pm)

West Bromwich Albion (H) – Saturday 2 August (kick-off TBC)