Nottingham Forest play Middlesbrough tonight looking to continue their impressive run of form.

The Reds haven’t lost for seven matches in all competitions and will hope to come out on top against Neil Warnock’s team.

Forest beat Millwall 3-1 on Saturday, whilst Boro were on the end of a home defeat against Birmingham City.

Ahead of tonight’s game we looked at the team which the Forest boss might select to try and claim another three points at the City Ground.

In goal and back four

Brice Samba should have been rewarded for his efforts with a clean sheet on Saturday but a late goal ruined those chances.

The back four should stay the same after such a dominant display on Saturday.

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Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna looks like being the start of a blossoming partnership, with supporters delighted with the form of both.

Cyrus Christie and Yuri Ribeiro should keep their places at full-back.

In midfield

Samba Sow has been Forest’s battering ram on the recent run of good form.

He now looks pretty integral to how Hughton wants his team to play.


Ryan Yates also did pretty well on Saturday and was on hand to score his first goal of the season.

As a result, expect Harry Arter to once again settle for a place on the bench tonight.

In attack

There could be one change in attack as Hughton aims to ensure his team stays fresh.

Lewis Grabban should spearhead the attack. He missed a good chance to score on Saturday and he’ll want to get back on the goal trail.

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Sammy Ameobi scored twice at the weekend and it’s unlikely he will miss out tonight.

On the other flank, Hughton could look to restore Anthony Knockaert to the team, however.

The Frenchman was an unused substitute at the weekend and will be fresh and ready for action.

That could see Alex Mighten earn a rest ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup contest.

Cafu will once again start in the No.10 role, although Luke Freeman is back in training.

Here is how tonight’s team might look:

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