Nottingham Forest will go in search of three points on Saturday afternoon when they travel to struggling Hull City in the Championship.

The Reds have been in fine form of late and Aitor Karanka’s men will be looking to build on four unbeaten league games.

Forest ran out 3-2 victors at the KCOM Stadium last season thanks to a hat-trick from Kieran Dowell and more of the same from the Reds will do just nicely on Saturday.

Seat Pitch looks at the Forest selection that could blow Saturday’s opponents away…

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Nottingham Forest have worked hard to try and nail down a consistent back five and given the solidity of late, it looks as though Aitor Karanka now has his preferred setup.

Costel Pantilimon is firmly established as Karanka’s first-choice goalkeeper with the Romanian set to retain the gloves for the trip to Hull.

Michael Dawson and Tobias Figueiredo have looked brilliant at central defence; whilst Tendayi Darikwa and Jack Robinson both look accomplished at full-back.

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The midfield pairing has proved a major conundrum for Karanka this season, with lots of quality to choose from.

Adlene Guedioura has been a regular starter when fit, with Jack Colback also a frequent performer.

Claudio Yacob has thrown his name into contention recently; the Argentinean turning in a fine performance when called upon against Sheffield United.

Ben Watson looks further down the pecking order right now, failing to make the bench for the last couple of fixtures.

Colback is a favourite of Karanka’s and the steel of Yacob could provide the perfect foil to Colback for the game at the KCOM Stadium.

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Joe Lolley has been one of Forest’s standout performers this season and his place in the side is nailed on.

On the other wing, it looks like a straight battle between Matty Cash and Gil Dias.

The academy graduate has played the last couple of games and will probably have earned the chance to start at Hull.

Joao Carvalho and Lewis Grabban are working up a sterling partnership through the middle and both should get the nod again on Saturday.

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