Nottingham Forest kick off their Championship campaign this afternoon at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium looking to right the wrongs of last season.

The Reds missed out on the play-offs in heartbreaking style and they will hope to make amends this season.


Boss Sabri Lamouchi has been in good spirits this week and he will hope his team keeps up his strong morale against a QPR side led by former Reds incumbent Mark Warburton.

Ahead of today’s game, we looked at a predicted line-up that Lamouchi might look to utilise to try and leave the capital with all three points.

In goal and back four

Brice Samba is the club’s number one goalkeeper and he will be full of confidence having been named in the PFA Team of the Year this week.

At right-back, Forest will look to replace Matty Cash who has departed to Aston Villa.

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Jordan Gabriel started last weekend in the Carabao Cup but at QPR, Tendayi Darikwa could come in for his first start in over a year.

The other three positions should pick themselves, with Joe Worrall partnering Tobias Figueiredo at centre-back and Yuri Ribeiro playing at left-back.

In the middle

Jack Colback should make his first start since signing for the club on a permanent basis.

He was a fan favourite during his first two loan spells at the club and could be a big player during 2020/21.

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Alongside him, Samba Sow should be the favourite to start but that will largely depend on his fitness.

If the Malian is ready the £640,000 man should start, if not Fouad Bachirou and Ryan Yates will be on standby.

In attack

Lewis Grabban scored 20 times last season and it seems as though he will remain as the number one talisman.

Lyle Taylor will be hot on his heels this season, however, having arrived on a free from Charlton Athletic.

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Luke Freeman is likely to get the nod to play in the hole behind Grabban, following his arrival from Sheffield United.

On the flanks, Joe Lolley and Sammy Ameobi should both start as Forest look to go full strength from the off against QPR.

Here is how Lamouchi’s team might look this weekend:


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