Competition: Sky Bet Championship Date: Saturday 30th November 2019 Venue: City Ground Kick-off: 15:00 BST Referee: Rob Jones
Alfa Semedo and Joao Carvalho will push for starts after shining during cameo appearances in midweek.
Albert Adomah looked rusty at QPR and he will probably drop back to the bench. Sabri Lamouchi won’t want to make wholesale changes so Carvalho to replace Adomah might be the only change.
Danny Ward is available to Neil Harris after serving a suspension, although Gary Madine will probably continue as the lone striker.
Former Forest man Lee Tomlin might get the nod to continue his recent run in the side.
Isaac Vassell, Rob Glatzel and Joe Ralls won’t be available.
After a minor blip in October, Forest look to be back in the groove. Since losing at home to Hull City, Lamouchi’s team have claimed three wins and a draw.
The Reds will be under no illusions of the size of the challenge this weekend, however. Cardiff might be seven points behind Forest in the league but they were a Premier League club last season.
Lamouchi’s team thrashed QPR in midweek with a devastating three-goal salvo in the final 10 minutes.
The Forest boss would love for things to go equally swimmingly this weekend but the Bluebirds will arrive at the City Ground with a new manager bounce.
Neil Harris has recently replaced Neil Warnock and he has overseen a win and a draw from his first two games in charge of the Bluebirds.
Forest have been largely decent at home and Lamouchi will hope to send former Reds striker Harris back to Wales unhappy this weekend.
Several players are starting to return from injury and Forest will be confident going into Saturday’s contest.
Forest: (4-2-3-1): Samba; Cash, Worrall, Figueiredo, Robinson; Watson, Silva; Lolley, Carvalho, Ameobi; Grabban
Cardiff: (4-2-3-1): Etheridge; Peltier, Flint, Nelson, Bennett; Pack, Bacuna; Mendez-Laing, Tomlin, Hoilett; Madine
One to watch
Junior Hoilett netted against Forest at the City Ground during the 2017/18 campaign and on his day he is an exceptional Championship performer.
The Canadian winger has scored twice and registered one assist from eight starts this season.
Hoilett is likely to swap from either flank and both Jack Robinson and Matty Cash will have to be on their guard this weekend.
The 29-year-old has been around English football for a while now, boasting trickery, pace and an eye for goal.
Admission for tomorrow’s contest is selling quickly, although some tickets do remain either online, over the phone or in-person at the ticket office.
Tomorrow’s game isn’t televised. The usual match commentary will be available live and in full on BBC Radio Nottingham on frequency 103.8