Could tonight be the night that Chris Hughton shuffles his Nottingham Forest pack once and for all?

In fairness, it seems unlikely but the manager will be forced into making a minimum of two changes, with Tobias Figueiredo and Anthony Knockaert both suspended.

One criticism thrown at the boss is that he doesn’t mix things up enough and after six defeats in seven games, it seems fair.

Sheffield Wednesday are also in dire straits and tonight has a must-win feel to it for both teams.

Ahead of tonight’s six-pointer at the bottom of the Championship, we look at how Forest might line up.

In goal and back four

Don’t expect too many changes here aside from the enforced one.

Brice Samba has been calamitous in recent weeks but with very little backup from the bench, he will probably continue.

Cyrus Christie was nowhere near as bad as some of the Twitter fan base made out on Saturday and he should also start.

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On the opposite side, expect Yuri Ribeiro to also keep his place in the team.

Alongside Joe Worrall it looks like a straight fight between Loic Mbe Soh and Michael Dawson.

The 37-year-old could provide the Reds with a badly-needed leader in their ranks and could get the nod.

 

In midfield

Harry Arter was woefully out of form on Saturday and has been since he arrived for that matter.

The conundrum for Hughton is whether to let him play himself into some form or bring him out of the firing line.

Here, it could be the latter, with Samba Sow coming in for a start, alongside the youthful Ryan Yates.

Cafu could also drop out this evening after playing four games in succession.

In attack

Could tonight be the night we see Alex Mighten?

He perhaps won’t be the saviour some Forest fans are hoping but he’s worth a go in the absence of Anthony Knockaert.

Hughton could choose to utilise a No.10 this evening and Joe Lolley might find himself slotting in there.

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Sammy Ameobi will keep his place on the left, with Lyle Taylor once again leading the line as the striker.

Last season’s 20-goal hero, Lewis Grabban, could return to the bench.

Here is how tonight’s team could look:

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