Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton has named his starting line-up to face Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium this afternoon.

The manager has chosen to hand Gaetan Bong a reprieve, with the former Brighton full-back starting just his second game since arriving.

Elsewhere, Miguel Angel Guerreo replaces Lyle Taylor, whilst Luke Freeman is in for Joe Lolley.

Cafu is in the 18 man squad for the first time.

Hughton’s charges will look to get themselves three vital points after three draws in succession.

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Forest have earned a share of the spoils from games with Rotherham United, Derby County and on Wednesday at Luton Town.

The only way the Reds will propel themselves up the division, however, will be to start winning and they’ll look to address that today.

 

Forest need to start games better and have trailed in all three of their most recent games.

Although they have shown tremendous fighting spirit to get back into games, it’s fair to suggest they are making life difficult for themselves.

Neil Warnock is a savvy Championship manager and he will have his side extremely well drilled ahead of today’s game.

Middlesbrough are unbeaten in seven outings and they too hold ambitions of winning promotion to the Premier League.

Following the announcement of today’s team, supporters took to Twitter to discuss the selections.

Here is what fans were saying about Hughton’s starting eleven.

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