Nottingham Forest will look to get their season up and running when they travel to Leeds United on Saturday.

The Reds will be looking to get their first points on the board following a 2-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion last weekend.


Forest have added four new players to their ranks since the last game and it remains to be seen if any of those will feature.

With a bloated looking squad now evident on Trentside, the Reds boss will look to quickly decide who features in his plans.

Ahead of this weekend’s contest, we looked at how Lamouchi might line-up for his very first game in English football:

Goalkeeper and back four

On-Manchester City stopper had a debut to forget last week as West Brom scored two desperately soft goals.

That said, he will probably keep his place for the trip to Elland Road. Brice Samba has signed from Caen this week and should be on the bench.

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At centre-back, Alex Milosevic perhaps had a slight knock last week and might return.

Last weekend’s central defensive pairing was Joe Worrall and Michael Dawson. Considering the experienced Dawson was the captain, he seems certain to start.

A new signing should feature at right-back. Carl Jenkinson was signed from Arsenal for £2m this week (The Sun) and should play.

At this stage, there seems little reason to drop Jack Robinson who was solid last week.

Middle of the park

Samba Sow wasn’t included last week but it would be no surprise to see him come into contention for this weekend’s game.

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That will probably see Ben Watson drop out of the reckoning and he might be forced to settle for a place on the bench.

Alfa Semedo will surely play after an impressive debut against West Brom.

In attack

Joe Lolley and Albert Adomah occupied the flanks last week and that probably won’t change at Elland Road.

Both rotated occasionally last week and perhaps Lamouchi will look to utilise that strategy again.

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Tiago Silva made his debut last week and showed glimpses of quality.

One decision to be made is in the attack. Lewis Grabban started last week but fed on scraps. Rafa Mir will be in contention for the place upfront.

Here is how Lamouchi’s team might look:


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