Competition: Championship Date: Saturday 14th September 2019 Venue: The Liberty Stadium  Kick-Off: 15:00 BST Referee: James Linington

Team News

On the back of an international break, Sabri Lamouchi must decide whether to stick or twist.

A settled defensive unit has been established, but there are decisions to be made on personnel in the middle of the park.

Joao Carvalho needs minutes to build up his sharpness, Samba Sow has looked likely and Albert Adomah is pushing to replace Sammy Ameobi.

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The Swans are keeping an eye on a knock picked up by Joe Rodon on Wales duty, with Steve Cooper admitting that he also faces a tough call when it comes to seeking stability or shuffling his pack.

Match Preview

Forest will head to South Wales in buoyant mood and unfazed by the size of the challenge they face.

Sabri Lamouchi’s men have gone unbeaten through seven games in all competitions – since opening the season with a 2-1 defeat to West Brom.

Battling qualities have helped them to salvage something from games in which they deserved little, while impressive showings have been put in against Birmingham and Fulham.

The Reds edged out the Cottagers in their last away game, with there no reason to believe that another prized scalp cannot be collected on the road.

Rest will have been welcomed during the international break, with everybody now ready to go once more.

 

Swansea have fared admirably through the opening six games of the campaign and are one of only three unbeaten sides in the division.

They have dropped just two points and collected three clean sheets – with the most recent of those coming in a smash-and-grab 1-0 win away at Leeds.

Cooper’s men have impressed to this point, but they are now there to be shot at as they top the table and Lamouchi’s visitors to the Liberty Stadium will be looking to knock the Swans from their perch.

Predicted Line-ups

Forest: (4-3-3): Samba; Cash, Dawson, Worrall, Robinson; Watson, Silva, Sow; Adomah, Grabban, Lolley

Swansea City: (4-3-2-1): Woodman; Roberts, Rodon, Van der Hoorn, Bidwell; Grimes, Dhanda, Fulton; Celina, Ayew; Borja

One to watch

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Borja Baston has been among the most prolific frontmen in the Championship over the early weeks of the season.

He has recorded five goals and one assist across six appearances, with his potential finally starting to be unlocked.

The Swans invested £15.5 million in the 27-year-old when still a Premier League outfit and struggled to find value in that deal, with the target found once his first 18 outings.

Loan spells at Malaga and Alaves appear to have got him back on track and reignited a spark.

He will give Michael Dawson and Joe Worrall plenty to think about with his height and movement as he seeks to reclaim top spot in the second tier scoring charts outright.

Tickets

Forest received an allocation of 2,077 tickets for the long journey south.

There is still ‘good’ availability and anyone planning to make a late call on the trip can get involved here.

TV and Radio

The game is not televised live in the UK, but supporters outside of England can catch the match on iFollow.

As always, full match commentary will be delivered by BBC Radio Nottingham on frequency 103.8.

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