Nottingham Forest face Brentford this afternoon looking to return to winning ways in the Championship.

The Reds did end their long goal drought against Norwich on Wednesday night, although ultimately it proved to be another defeat.

Chris Hughton isn’t a man to roll over though and he’ll be desperate to lead his Forest team to a positive result this afternoon.

Ahead of today’s game we looked at the team which Forest could choose this afternoon.

In goal and back four

Brice Samba has come in for some criticism of late but it would still be a shock to see him dropped.

Cyrus Christie is another who divides opinion, although his work going forward might earn him a place in Hughton’s team again.

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Scott McKenna has been nursing an injury so is unlikely to be risked.

That means Tobias Figueiredo and Joe Worrall are likely to continue at centre-back this afternoon.

There could be a change at left-back with the £750,000 Nicholas Ioannou replacing Yuri Ribeiro after his error the other night.



Harry Arter has been pretty ordinary since checking in from Bournemouth and he could drop out here.

Hughton’s decision to go 4-3-3 worked against Watford but ultimately it didn’t prove successful against Reading or Norwich.

With that in mind, Cafu could partner Samba Sow in a two-man midfield this weekend.

In attack

Anthony Knockaert scored his first Forest goal the other night and he has to start against Brentford.

Joe Lolley and Sammy Ameobi could both keep their places in the team, with Lolley taking up a position in the No.10 role.

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Alex Mighten got a rare outing against Norwich late on and he’ll be pushing to start too.

In attack Lyle Taylor will start, with Will Swan once again on the bench.

Here is how today’s team might look:

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