Championship Match Of The Week: Financial head-to-head Nottingham Forest v West Brom

1 August 2019

Forest v West Brom
Photo: Getty Images In February Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion drew 2-2 at the Hawthorns with a late equaliser by Jay Rodriguez

West Brom are hoping to secure promotion back to the Premier League this season after narrowly missing out on the play-off finals following an aggregated 6-5 loss to rivals Aston Villa in the play-off semi-finals last season. 

Both clubs have signed deals with new managers ahead of the new season. Forest have made an unorthodox choice in Sabri Lamouchi, while West Brom have signed the former West Ham manager, Slaven Bilic.

According to their latest accounts, Forest's wage bill ranks them 15th in the league, but owner Evangelos Marinakis believes promotion should be the club's target: "I don't want to promise things, I want to deliver things."