Nottingham Forest will look to return from the international break with three points which can be collected by defeating Swansea City this weekend. 

The Reds are currently unbeaten in seven games in all competitions. They haven’t lost since the opening day of the season against West Bromwich Albion at the City Ground.

Boss Sabri Lamouchi had to make changes at half-time in the recent game against Preston North End, which could influence his starting line-up for this game.

Seat Pitch has taken a look at the team that could be utilised by the Forest boss for the Swansea clash at the Liberty Stadium:

Goalkeeper and back four

Brice Samba has been a revelation since making his debut in the Championship against Fulham. He should continue in net this weekend.


Lamouchi looks set to be forced to make at least one change to his back four. Carl Jenkinson is set to be out for at least a month through injury. Matty Cash will most likely fill in at right-back.

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Michael Dawson and Joe Worrall have shown signs of a blossoming partnership at centre-back. It would be a surprise if either of them were dropped for this game.

At left-back, Jack Robinson is most likely to start.

Defensive midfield

Lamouchi has favoured a 4-1-4-1 formation this season, and Ben Watson has been integral to that system. The 33-year-old will be needed to sit in front of the back four against the Swans to offer additional protection.

Central midfield

Elsewhere in midfield, Lamouchi may be tempted to bring Samba Sow back into the starting line-up. Alfa Semedo started against Preston, but was replaced by Sow at half-time. The Reds were subsequently much-improved after the break.

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Alongside him, it seems likely to be Tiago Silva who has been virtually ever-present so far this season. This is likely to continue to be the case until João Carvalho has returned to full fitness.

Wide options

Albert Adomah came off the bench to secure the Reds another point against Preston. Given Sammy Ameobi’s below average performance, Adomah may be given the nod to start in this one.

On the right-hand side, Joe Lolley began to show signs that he was back to his best before the international break. He remains integral to his side’s chances of promotion to the Premier League this season and should start again here.

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In attack

Lewis Grabban was restricted to few chances against Preston, and will have to be patient again here. The Swans are likely to have a significant amount of possession so the striker will have to wait for his chance to come.

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

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