Nottingham Forest face Swansea City on Sunday looking to put back-to-back defeats behind them and push up the Championship table.

Chris Hughton’s men were beaten 2-0 by both Barnsley and Bournemouth in their last outings and the boss knows an improvement is required.

Swansea are firmly in contention for a promotion place this season. They’ve signed well and will fancy their chances after going close during 2020/21.

Ahead of this weekend’s game, we looked at three changes Hughton must make to his team that locks horns with Steve Cooper’s men.

Knockaert for Lolley

It would perhaps be harsh on Sammy Ameobi to be dropped considering he was one of Forest’s better players in midweek.

With that in mind, it could be Lolley that drops to the bench when Swansea arrive on Trentside.

The 28-year-old is striving to find some sort of consistency this season and perhaps his injury isn’t completely healed.

Knockaert showed during his cameo on Tuesday night that if fit he quite simply has to play.

 

His delivery into the box is a joy to behold and the Reds will need to utilise that on Sunday.

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Mbe Soh for Figueiredo

Forest defender Figueiredo switched off on Tuesday to allow Bournemouth to score an early goal.

He’s looked somewhat shaky for a few weeks and it could be ideal time to take him out of the spotlight a bit.

Mbe Soh has looked pretty steady during his two performances in the Garibaldi and he deserves a chance to start.

The French youngster is a player who could be a Forest regular for years to come and giving him a run of games looks a wise move.

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Guerrero for Colback

Hughton is still striving for a winning formula in midfield and perhaps he’ll utilise Harry Arter and Ryan Yates for the visit of Swansea.

It seems likely that the Reds boss will choose to deploy Guerrero back in the No.10 role behind Lyle Taylor following some decent performances.

Going with three in midfield against Bournemouth didn’t really work and Hughton will need another reshuffle.

Guerrero should give Forest a better chance of making the ball stick in the final third and perhaps a rest will do Colback good.

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