Nottingham Forest will be hoping to pick up some momentum as they go in search of back-to-back wins for the first time since September tomorrow night.

The Reds face a West Brom side who have occupied a top six place for the majority of the season.

Goals from Lewis Grabban and Molla Wague gave Forest a 2-1 win over Brentford but consistency has hampered the Reds’ progress this season.

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Boss Martin O’Neill knows that his team needs to keep picking up wins if they are to gatecrash the play-off places and tomorrow hands his team another chance to win three points.

Ahead of tomorrow evening’s contest, Seat Pitch previews the trip to the West Midlands.

The Hawthorns | Kick-off: 19:45 | Referee: Lee Mason

Team News

Forest will welcome back Jack Colback following a two-match ban.

Yohan Benalouane is also back in contention following his ban and all of a sudden Martin O’Neill has options defensively.

Michael Dawson, Tobias Figueiredo and Michael Hefele are all long-term absentees.

The Baggies have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit from Forest.

There could be some rotation with boss Darren Moore possibly keen to keep his team fresh.

Likely Line-Ups

Forest (4-2-3-1): Pantilimon; Janko, Milosevic, Benalouane, Robinson; Colback, Yates; Goncalves, Carvalho, Lolley; Grabban

West Brom (4-3-3-): Johnstone; Holgate, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs; Livermore, Harper, Johansen; Murphy, Rodriguez, Gayle

Match Preview

Forest’s win on Saturday saw Martin O’Neill’s side look a lot more organised.

The Reds played well in parts whilst they didn’t look quite so easy to break down, with the back five working well together to keep the Bees at bay.

Lewis Grabban returned to form with his first goal in two months, although O’Neill might think twice about letting him take another penalty, following miss number four for the campaign.

It will be interesting to see whether O’Neill shuffles his pack for the tricky trip to the West Midlands.

The Forest squad is still one which boasts a fair bit of quality and with the games coming thick and fast, there is a possibility of few changes.

The Baggies have been in reasonable form of late.

Dwight Gayle’s 15th goal of the campaign secured a 1-0 win over Stoke City at the weekend and another win on Tuesday night could see them close the gap on the top two.

Darren Moore used the January transfer window to aplomb and his side now has every chance of claiming promotion.

Stefan Johansen, Jacob Murphy and Jefferson Montero all arrived at the club on deadline day and the Baggies’ squad is now the envy of the division.

One to Watch

It really is hard to look beyond Dwight Gayle for a one to watch for West Brom.

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The 28-year-old is one of the most prolific Championship goalscorers around and Forest must keep him at bay tomorrow night.

Gayle has 15 goals during 2018/19 so far and the Baggies will hope he can keep up his good form and fire the club to promotion.

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