Nottingham Forest face Bristol City this afternoon looking to score their first goal and register their first league point of the campaign.

The Reds have endured a woeful start to the campaign, losing to QPR, Cardiff City and last week to Huddersfield Town.

 

Boss Sabri Lamouchi knows that he must arrest this horrendous run of form and it quite simply has to start today.

Bristol City are in good form though and have a 100% record from their opening three games.

Ahead of later, we looked at a team which Lamouchi might call upon against the in-form Robins.

In goal and back four

Brice Samba made two brilliant saves at the end of last week’s defeat to the Terriers and looks like being the number one goalkeeper once more this season.

At the back, a new-look back four last week might have welcomed another week on the training ground.

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There could be one change at left-back though, with new signing Nicholas Ioannou coming in for his debut at the expense of Tyler Blackett.

Scott McKenna and Loic Mbe Soh should start at centre-back, whilst Cyrus Christie should get the nod on the right-hand side.

In midfield

Lamouchi went with three in midfield last week and it did seem to give Forest more impetus, particularly in the first half.

One change this week though could see Luke Freeman drop into the three at the expense of Samba Sow.

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The £640,000 Malian was fortunate not to be sent off last week and it’s rare that he plays two games on the trot.

Alongside Freeman, it’ll probably be Jack Colback, who is still getting himself back to his best after a year on the sidelines, and Harry Arter who looked solid last week.

In attack

Sammy Ameobi had Forest’s best chance last week but if Joe Lolley is fit he could drop out here.

Alex Mighten was arguably the Reds’ best player when he was introduced last week and surely he’ll be handed the chance to shine sooner rather than later.

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In attack, Lyle Taylor will probably get the nod over Lewis Grabban again, although that one really is a toss of a coin at the moment.

Whoever plays in attack must ensure the striker is supplied with plenty of service – something that happened far too infrequently last week.

Here is how Lamouchi’s team might look against Bristol City:

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