Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Fleetwood Town 0.
Summer signing Tiago Silva scored his first Nottingham Forest goal to edge the Championship side past Fleetwood and set up a meeting with fierce East Midlands rivals Derby County in round two of the Carabao Cup.
After a goalless first half, Silva collected John Bostock's pass and cut inside his marker before firing into the roof of the net.
Fleetwood had chances to level but could not find a way past Brice Samba.
The Forest keeper saved from Paul Coutts, Ross Wallace and Wes Burns, while Conor McAleny fired wide.
Joey Barton's League One side also went closest in the first half when Samba, making his debut after arriving from French Ligue 2 side Caen, clawed away Peter Clarke's header from a corner.
But Forest started the second half the stronger side and saw Sammy Ameobi glance a header over the bar not long before Silva's winner.
- 2RibeiroBooked at 90mins
- 28SilvaBooked at 44mins
- 21SowSubstituted forJohnsonat 65'minutes
- 13BostockBooked at 83mins
- 43AppiahSubstituted forCashat 76'minutes
- 2CoyleBooked at 90mins
- 16RossiterSubstituted forWallaceat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 27BigginsSubstituted forMcAlenyat 63'minutesBooked at 80mins
- 22HunterSubstituted forMorrisat 53'minutesBooked at 77mins
- Alan Young
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Fleetwood Town 0.
Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.
Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.
Offside, Nottingham Forest. Tiago Silva tries a through ball, but Yuri Ribeiro is caught offside.
Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Sammy Ameobi (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).
Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town).
Offside, Nottingham Forest. Sammy Ameobi tries a through ball, but Yuri Ribeiro is caught offside.
Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Nottingham Forest).
Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest).
Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest).
Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Peter Clarke with a headed pass.
Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor McAleny.
Attempt blocked. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) header from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Danny Andrew with a cross.