Nottingham Forest return to Championship action on Sunday when they face Luton Town at the City Ground. 

The Reds were a matter of seconds away from securing victory at Reading last weekend but will be hoping to get back to winning ways on home turf.

Sabri Lamouchi may be tempted to make a few changes for this game and Nottingham Forest News eyed-up the starting line-up which the boss might go for:

Goalkeeper and back four

After an impressive defensive display against Reading, it seems unlikely that Lamouchi will change too much – unless someone has picked up a knock in midweek.

Brice Samba will start between the posts. The 25-year-old will be hopeful of keeping a clean sheet in this game after conceding so late against the Royals.

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Matty Cash and Chema Rodríguez are likely to remain at full-back. Cash has been come a regular in the Team of the Week, whilst Rodríguez has been equally as consistent.

Lamouchi may be tempted to slot Yuri Ribeiro back into the left-back position, but that would be harsh on Rodríguez.

It would be desperately cruel on Tobias Figueiredo if Lamouchi was to drop him following his own-goal against Reading. The 25-year-old will therefore probably remain in the centre of defence alongside Joe Worrall.

 

In midfield

Ben Watson will probably feature in midfield once again and captain the side.

The 34-year-old has noticeably flourished in that role since Samba Sow returned from injury. Sow plays a huge role for the Reds and will be one of the first names on the teamsheet for this game.

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Tiago Silva is likely to pip João Carvalho to the more advanced position in midfield. Silva hasn’t been at his best in recent weeks but will be hoping to get back to his best in this one.

The attack

Joe Lolley was surprisingly left out of the starting line-up against Reading. Lamouchi should bring him back into the team for this game.

The 27-year-old had started to show signs that he’s back to his best. He could cause Luton’s fragile defence all sorts of problems if he’s on the top of his game.

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Sammy Ameobi has been virtually ever-present under Lamouchi and is likely to start again in this one on the left-hand side.

Alex Mighten might be included in Lamouchi’s squad, although he did play for the Under-23 side on Friday.

Silva should be utilised just behind Lewis Grabban who will be looking to add to his impressive goal tally this season.

Here is how Lamouchi’s team might look:

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