Nottingham Forest will be looking to win back-to-back games in the Championship for the first time this season by defeating Barnsley this weekend.
The Reds are currently unbeaten in eight games in all competitions. They still haven’t lost since the opening day of the season against West Bromwich Albion at the City Ground.
Boss Sabri Lamouchi was pleased with his side’s performance against Swansea City last weekend, so it would be a surprise to see him make too many changes.
Seat Pitch has taken a look at the team that could be utilised by the Forest boss for the Barnsley clash at the City Ground:
Goalkeeper and back four
Brice Samba enjoyed another quiet afternoon against the league leaders last time out. He’ll be hoping for another clean sheet here.
Carl Jenkinson remains unavailable through injury, meaning Matty Cash is almost certain to stay at right-back.
Michael Dawson and Joe Worrall have been immense for the Reds so far this season and it would be a surprise if either of them were dropped for this game.
At left-back, Yuri Ribeiro was hugely impressive against Swansea and may have done enough to keep Jack Robinson out of the side this weekend.
Lamouchi opted to start with a 4-3-3 formation against Swansea, and it worked very well. Ben Watson once again played an important role. He is likely to start again in this game.
Even though Alfa Semedo scored the winning goal last weekend, Samba Sow should retain his place in the starting line-up. He was once again very impressive against Swansea and covers every blade of grass for his team.
João Carvalho started his first game since making his return from injury last weekend. If he isn’t too tired, he should start again here. Sow gives Carvalho the freedom to roam, which makes him extremely dangerous to the opposition.
Albert Adomah wasn’t able to continue his goalscoring run against Swansea. However, he did enough to retain his place in the starting line-up for this game.
Joe Lolley was surprisingly left out of the starting line-up last weekend. It would be a surprise if Lamouchi left him out for a second game in a row. For that reason, Sammy Ameobi may have to settle for a place on the bench.
There’s no doubt that Lewis Grabban looked back to his best last weekend. He appears to have overcome his injury struggles from last season which could be huge for the Reds this season.
Here is how Lamouchi’s team could line-up this weekend: