Nottingham Forest face Watford under the City Ground lights this evening looking to get back to winning ways.

The Reds have lost the last three games without scoring a goal and Chris Hughton knows his team must start taking their chances.

Watford are sitting pretty towards the top of the division as they go in search of an instant return to the Premier League.

Hughton is without a few players this evening and in the middle of a hectic schedule he might look to shuffle his pack.

Ahead of tonight’s game we looked at a line-up he could use against Watford.

In goal and back four

Brice Samba will remain in goal and he will be desperately craving a clean sheet.

Cyrus Christie will continue at right-back – with other options looking very restricted in that area.

Scotland international Scott McKenna is another who doesn’t need to worry about his place and he could captain the team.

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There could be two changes at the back though.

Yuri Ribeiro was given a torrid time by Connor Roberts on Saturday and he could be handed a chance to recharge the batteries.

Nicholas Ioannou could return to the fold in place of the Portuguese player, after not featuring since a red card at Luton Town.

Elsewhere, Loic Mbe Soh is due a start. Tobias Figueiredo was badly out of sorts at the weekend and needs taking out of the spotlight.


Jack Colback hobbled off on Sunday and he hasn’t recovered from an ankle injury in time to face Watford.

That is likely to mean that Harry Arter comes in for another start, alongside Ryan Yates.

The academy graduate is likely to take on Colback’s mantle of marshaling the back four, with Arter the man tasked with linking the midfield with the attack.

Cafu could be on the bench and he will be keen to showcase what he can do if called upon.

In attack

Joe Lolley was on the bench on Sunday but could come in for a start here.

He doesn’t seem quite as effective when introduced off the bench and he could start in place of Miguel Angel Guerrero.

That could mean a reshuffle of sorts though.

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Sammy Ameobi will likely drop into the central role behind Lyle Taylor and given the freedom to roam.

Anthony Knockaert is likely to get the nod on the right, with Lolley playing on the left.

Youngster Alex Mighten is back available and plenty of supporters think he deserves a start.

Here is how Forest might line-up this evening:

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