Nottingham Forest take on Stoke City in their final league game of the 2019/20 campaign tomorrow night, looking to confirm a place in the top six.
The Reds still require a point to be absolutely guaranteed of a place in the play-offs after Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Barnsley.
Boss Sabri Lamouchi opted to rest several players at the weekend and also tweaked his formation to play five across the back.
After an inept performance, changes seem likely tomorrow and Nottingham Forest News looked at how Forest might line-up.
In goal and back four
Lamouchi confessed that he hoped to have Brice Samba fit for the visit of Stoke, although Jordan Smith may continue with one eye perhaps on the play-offs.
The boss also said he hoped Matty Cash would be fit but if not Carl Jenkinson will continue to deputise.
Joe Worrall and Tobias Figueiredo have developed an understanding in recent weeks, whilst Yuri Ribeiro will continue at left-back.
Michael Dawson started at Barnsley and he will push hard for a start, along with Yohan Benalouane.
Ben Watson has been pretty much ever-present this season and he will likely continue.
Alongside him could be one area where Lamouchi chooses to mix things up a bit.
Samba Sow hasn’t looked his usual self since the restart and the £640,000 star might be taken out of the firing line for this game.
Tiago Silva and Ryan Yates were impressive for the last half-hour against Swansea and they could start in front of Watson.
Joe Lolley wasn’t risked from the bench at the weekend and as a result, it would be amazing if he didn’t start this one.
With Forest needing to take care of their own business and not rely on others, Lolley might get the nod to start despite his bout of shin splints.
Nuno Da Costa looked somewhat jaded at the weekend and could be replaced.
Sammy Ameobi was introduced as a substitute against Barnsley but could return tomorrow.
In attack, Lewis Grabban looks set to continue with the striker looking to add to his 20-goal haul.
Here is how the Forest team could look tomorrow: