Nottingham Forest renew their fierce rivalry with Derby County this weekend as the Reds look to get back to winning ways at the City Ground.
Sabri Lamouchi did oversee a win over Luton Town on Saturday but during their last home game against Hull City, Forest were beaten pretty comfortably.
The Reds are the current occupants of the Brian Clough Trophy. Back-to-back wins at home in the league last season and in the Carabao Cup in August have seen the silverware remain on Trentside.
Ahead of this weekend’s game, we looked at four selection conundrums for Lamouchi to crack:
Ribeiro or Robinson
The Portuguese performer was solid against Luton last weekend and is certainly the more energetic option of Forest’s two left-backs.
Robinson has been there and seen it all before, however, and his experience wouldn’t go amiss in such a heated contest.
The pair have rotated throughout the season so far and on that basis, it will be interesting to see who gets the nod this weekend.
Ribeiro was the man chose at Kenilworth Road and that could mean the shirt is his to lose.
Figueiredo or Rodriguez
Another area that has frequently been rotated is at centre-back with both Tobias Figueiredo and Chema Rodriguez earning a fair share of football in the absence of Michael Dawson.
With the veteran defender set to be missing once again this weekend, Lamouchi must choose which enforcer to play.
Figueiredo has typically featured in the away fixtures, with £1 million (Bein Sports) man Rodriguez coming in at home.
The Portuguese stopper did okay at Luton last week but could step aside once more for the visit of Derby.
Silva or Carvalho
The number one conundrum for Lamouchi to crack at the minute comes when choosing which Portuguese maestro to utilise.
Silva does look as though he is getting better with each passing game he plays in English football and Carvalho is clearly feeling the effects of not having a proper pre-season.
Despite that, the club’s £13.2 million record signing is still a tremendous player on his day and at some point this season he is going to hit top form.
Silva is probably the favourite to play against Derby but it represents a tough call for Lamouchi ahead of the game.
Adomah or Ameobi
On the face of things, this seems like an easy one as Ameobi is starting to hit some top form, but Lamouchi won’t have forgotten how good Adomah was in August’s cup game against Derby.
Both free transfer signings in the summer have contributed this season and both look capable of playing a part as the season progresses.
Ameobi scored Forest’s all-important second goal at Luton last week and you would fancy he would start again against the Rams.
You would fancy Adomah being bang up for a game of this magnitude, however, and it would be no surprise to see him included in the starting eleven.