Nottingham Forest travel to Preston North End this weekend looking to build on two good results against Brentford and West Brom.

The Reds were a minute away from a second win in succession at The Hawthorns but were forced to settle for a point.

It is perhaps the performance levels that will have delighted Martin O’Neill the most during the last two games, however.

There is a real sense that Forest are buying into how O’Neill wants his team to play and that will please supporters.

Ahead of the trip to Deepdale, Seat Pitch looked at three things Forest will need to do to ensure victory on Saturday.

Get Joe Lolley on the ball

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Against Brentford and West Brom, Lolley has looked to be edging back towards his best form.

He was extremely unlucky not to get a goal on Tuesday night, whilst he should have won a late penalty when Kieran Gibbs had a good tug of his shirt.

The 26-year-old penned a new deal recently and that has coincided with an upturn in his performance levels.

On his day Lolley is unplayable and the Reds could do with him being on top form for the trip to Deepdale.

Resist mass rotation

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Forest showed a real togetherness in the game against West Brom and there was a sense that the players understood each other.

Ben Watson is 33 and might get a rest, whilst Matty Cash could come back into the team.

Other than those two the Reds boss should resist the temptation to change too much around.

Ryan Yates and Jack Colback worked well in tandem, the back four looked settled, whilst Lewis Grabban and Lolley looked on the same wavelength against West Brom.

Curb Alan Browne’s enthusiasm

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The Republic of Ireland international is in stunning form this season and a close eye must be kept on the midfielder.

Browne has contributed 11 goals and four assists for the Lilywhites this season and is an integral part of Alex Neil’s team.

If Forest set up, as expected, with a three-pronged midfield then one of those three must do a job when it comes to keeping the 23-year-old quiet.