Nottingham Forest travel to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday looking to return to winning ways after last week’s thrashing to Millwall.

The Reds will come up against Garry Monk’s team who also suffered a drubbing last weekend.

Forest were thumped 4-0 by the Owls earlier in the campaign with Jordan Rhodes scoring a first-half hat-trick against Sabri Lamouchi’s team.

Ahead of this weekend, could the Forest boss tinker his system to try and avoid another performance like the one where Wednesday ran riot at the City Ground.

Given that results went pretty well for Forest after their defeat last week it’s a firm chance to get back on track and cement a play-off place.

Nottingham Forest News looked at how Lamouchi could perhaps setup if he tried something a little bit different to the norm.

In goal and defence

Brice Samba will almost certainly remain in goal but across the back could a change be made.

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Steven Fletcher ran riot in the air up against Joe Worrall during the reverse fixture and maybe Lamouchi could deploy three central defenders this time.

A back three of Tobias Figueiredo, Michael Dawson and Worrall would certainly give Wednesday plenty to think about.

Midfield and wing-backs

Ben Watson will almost certainly keep his place in the team and alongside John Bostock, he would have plenty of energy to work in tandem with his defensive presence.

If Samba Sow does shake off his injury he would also make a decent addition to the midfield next to Watson.

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Matty Cash and Yuri Ribeiro both have similar attributes and crucially both have the ability to get up and down the pitch in a wing-back role.

Not playing with conventional wingers would free the two youngsters up to maraud up and down the flanks as the game dictated them to do so.

In attack

In recent weeks, Joe Lolley has been marked out of games, or his presence on the right-hand side has seen him become too predictable.

Lolley might be better utilised in the No.10 role alongside Joao Carvalho.

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Having two players boasting such creativity can only bode well for Lewis Grabban in the attack.

Given that he has fed off scraps in a lot of games of late, his 17 goals are extremely impressive.

He should have more and this tweak in system would allow more freedom for Forest to express themselves in the final third.

Here is how Forest could line-up with this change of system against Wednesday:


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