Nottingham Forest will take on Swansea City later today looking to win a place in the FA Cup fifth round.

The winners of today’s clash will face either Manchester City or Cheltenham in round five of the competition.

Forest reached this stage by beating Cardiff City at the City Ground where a Lyle Taylor goal earned a 1-0 win.

Chris Hughton saw his team lose for the first time in seven matches on Wednesday night and he’ll hope to return to winning ways.

Ahead of today’s game we look at how Hughton could line his team up today.

In goal and back four

Jordan Smith played for the first time this season in the game against Cardiff and he should come in today.

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Both full-backs will also chance. Carl Jenkinson will come in for Cyrus Christie, whilst Gaetan Bong will replace the suspended Yuri Ribeiro.

At centre-back, Tobias Figueiredo could come in to replace Joe Worrall.

The youngster has played a lot of football since returning from a foot injury and could earn a rest.


Scott McKenna should keep his place.


Forest’s injury problems are growing in midfield.

Ryan Yates joined Jack Colback and Harry Arter on the treatment table in midweek and will miss the trip to Swansea.

With that in mind, Samba Sow looks like having to play in midfield once again.

Alongside him, Hughton might choose to utilise Loic Mbe Soh after his goalscoring appearance in midfield at the weekend.

In attack

Luke Freeman has been back in training for a few weeks now and could get the nod to play in the No.10 role.

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On the flanks, Joe Lolley and Anthony Knockaert could come in to replace Alex Mighten and Sammy Ameobi who have played the last two games.

In attack, it looks like Lyle Taylor will replace Lewis Grabban, with the Forest captain set to earn a rest.

Here is how Hughton’s team could look today:

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