Nottingham Forest will look to head into the international break with another three points which can be collected by defeating Preston this weekend.

The Reds have won their last two home games 3-0 against Birmingham in the Championship and on Tuesday against Derby County in the Carabao Cup.


Boss Sabri Lamouchi made eight changes in midweek for the cup contest and some players could return to the starting eleven this week.

Here we look at the team that could be utilised by the Forest boss for the Preston clash at the City Ground:

Goalkeeper and back four

Brice Samba has started the last two games and should continue in goal this weekend.

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The back four may well include some changes. Matty Cash should keep his place at right-back after a solid showing against Derby.

Michael Dawson is likely to replace Tobias Figueiredo at centre-back and should pair with Joe Worrall who was captain in midweek.

At left-back, Yuri Ribeiro looked in good shape against Derby, but Jack Robinson is likely to start.

Midfield trio

Ben Watson was rested in the week with John Bostock taking his place. The ex-Tottenham man looks like he could be a long-term replacement in that role. The 33-year-old hasn’t done much wrong so far this season, however, so should return.

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Alongside him, it seems likely to be the uncompromising duo of Samba Sow and Alfa Semedo.

Brennan Johnson did well against Derby but it seems likely he will be blended into the first-team slowly.

In attack

Joe Lolley and Albert Adomah scored in midweek and provided they are both feeling good they should play.

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Lewis Grabban netted a superb brace at Fulham last weekend and he should return to the fold having been an unused substitute against Derby.

Rafa Mir is likely to take his place on the bench, alongside Joao Carvalho.

The Portuguese magician made a goalscoring appearance against Derby in the week.

Here is how Lamouchi’s team could line-up this weekend:


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