Premier League apologises as Tottenham v Nottingham Forest is moved at short notice

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham won the reverse fixture 2-0 in December [Getty Images]

The Premier League has apologised after Nottingham Forest's trip to Tottenham in less than two weeks' time was brought forward by 24 hours.

The fixture, due to take place on Monday, 8 April, will now be at 18:00 GMT on Sunday, 7 April because of London Underground and train strikes.

The local authority's Safety Advisory Group deemed the required level of safety for fans was not possible as a result of the action.

The league apologised "unreservedly".

Tottenham said only one of the six stations that serve the stadium will run as normally on 8 April.

"All tickets will remain valid for the new date - we shall shortly be contacting all ticket holders to outline options if they are no longer able to attend," they said.

A Premier League statement said: "The change has been made due to matters beyond the League's control, namely the decision to implement rail and tube strikes on Monday, 8 April and the subsequent reduction in available travel services.

"This has resulted in the local authority's Safety Advisory Group determining that it is not possible to stage the match with the required levels of safety for attending fans."