Nottingham Forest take on Wycombe Wanderers at the City Ground tomorrow afternoon looking to head into the international break on a high.

The Reds beat Coventry City 2-1 on Wednesday in dramatic fashion, with Lyle Taylor scoring the winner in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

With the visit of the Chairboys coming at the end of a long run of games, boss Chris Hughton could choose to mix things up a bit.

Ahead of tomorrow’s game we looked at three selection conundrums for the Forest boss to crack.

Number 10 concerns

Luke Freeman is yet to really get going at Forest and but for one superb goal against Bristol City, he has often been found out of sorts.

The on-loan Sheffield United player is clearly a gifted Championship performer but he’s not quite taken off at Forest just yet.

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With that in mind, Hughton is faced with a dilemma.

Sammy Ameobi was on the bench for the game against Coventry and he could be recalled on Saturday.

Freeman is more of a natural No.10 but his form must be a cause for concern.

Another option might be to play Miguel Angel Guerrero and go two up top. That sort of style didn’t exactly do great things against Derby though.

Food for thought for Hughton.

All change in midfield?

Harry Arter was an unused substitute for the win over Coventry despite returning from an ankle problem.


Samba Sow started alongside Jack Colback in the midweek contest, but there is a case to suggest both could drop out this weekend.

Sow hasn’t played for ages and since his £640,000 arrival he has struggled for a consistent run of games.

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It’d be a massive surprise to see him start again and Colback was also in the wars against the Sky Blues.

The captain on the night took a whack in the first half and although he completed the game he might not be risked.

As a result, it could be all change in midfield with Arter partnering Ryan Yates, with summer signing Cafu also an option for Hughton.

Defensive problems

Tobias Figueiredo has largely looked good since being recalled by Hughton but in the second half on Wednesday he didn’t cover himself in glory.

Loic Mbe Soh has waited patiently for a chance to shine and the French youngster is an option for the Reds boss.

Elsewhere, it’ll be intriguing to see who plays at left-back tomorrow.

The people’s vote will certainly go to the vastly popular Yuri Ribeiro.

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He started for the first time since September on Wednesday and did pretty well.

Gaetan Bong is a man who Hughton knows all about though and he didn’t do too badly when called upon at Middlesbrough last week.

With Nicholas Ioannou missing the last of his three-match suspension, the boss has a couple of decisions to make at the back.

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