Domestic action returns tomorrow following the international break and for Nottingham Forest a trip to Barnsley awaits.

The Reds have unhappy memories of Oakwell, losing 1-0 back in July and also by the same scoreline in the Carabao Cup in September.

Chris Hughton collected 12 points from his first seven games in charge and he’ll hope to kick on further up the Championship table.

Ahead of today’s game, we looked at the line-up the Forest boss might choose to go with this afternoon.

In goal and back four

One extremely pleasing aspect of Forest under Hughton has been his unwillingness to experiment, particularly with his back five.

With that in mind, he’ll probably stick with the same players who played prior to the international break in the win over Wycombe.

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Brice Samba is edging back to his best in goal and will keep the gloves.

Cyrus Christie will start at right-back with Tobias Figueiredo and Scott McKenna playing as the two central defenders.

At left-back Nicholas Ioannou will return to the squad after serving a three-match ban but he could start on the bench with Yuri Ribeiro keeping his place.


Harry Arter is okay to travel to Oakwell after pulling out of international duty with a minor injury.


He might settle for a place on the bench though, with Hughton restoring Ryan Yates in place of the injured Samba Sow.

Jack Colback has looked brighter in the last two games and he will probably captain the side again.

A flat-four could be utilised once again and that could see a return to action for Joe Lolley at the expense of Sammy Ameobi.

On the right it seems likely that Anthony Knockaert will start once again.

Front two

Lyle Taylor and Miguel Angel Guerrero both looking in good form against Wycombe last time out.

The 30-year-old took his tally to for the campaign to four with a couple of well-taken goals and he’ll crave more.

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In behind him, Guerrero did really well and he’ll probably get the chance to continue in the second striker role.

Lewis Grabban is still out injured which does mean a lack of options on the bench for Hughton to contend with.

Here is how the Forest team might line-up today:

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