Nottingham Forest travel to Luton Town tomorrow looking to get back to winning ways after two successive draws to Rotherham and Derby.

The Reds fought back to deny the Rams a first win in three years against their fierce rivals with Lyle Taylor scoring his first goal for the club.

Ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Kenilworth Road, we look at three big decisions facing Chris Hughton.

Revert to type

Forest looked a lot better in the second half against Derby when they changed from 4-4-2 to the 4-2-3-1 they have become accustomed to.

Anthony Knockaert was introduced in the second-half and his inclusion was undoubtedly telling.

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Taylor grabbed his first goal in a Forest shirt during the game and Forest created far more chances in the second half.

Going with 4-4-2 left Forest a bit void of ideas and Hughton must decide whether to stick or twist at Luton tomorrow.

Anthony Knockaert

The French winger came on at half-time against the Rams for his first outing in a Forest shirt and made an instant impact.

His second-half corner was eventually fired in by Taylor and his delivery into the box was a joy to behold.

Knockaert was an eye-catching loan signing from Fulham and having worked with Hughton before it seems likely he will quickly become a regular.


The 28-year-old trickster instantly puts defenders on the back foot and he is capable of proving a matchwinner for the Reds.

The big decisions for Hughton are where he chooses to play the flyer and who he replaces in the starting eleven.


Against Rotherham and Derby, the Reds haven’t been at the races during the opening exchanges of the game.

Forest need to start beginning games properly and immediately putting the opposition on the back foot.

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During the last two home games, Forest have played well once they have fallen behind but they need to start doing so with the scores goalless.

Hughton must get more out of his players from the off – and he eluded to as much during his post-match interview after the Derby game.

The challenge is to start creating chances from the off and if Forest can do that, with the quality they have, the wins should start to come.


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