Nottingham Forest travel to play Coventry City tonight teetering close to the Championship drop zone.

Chris Hughton’s men are in desperate need of a win and will aim to complete a league double for the first time this season.

On Saturday, Forest drew 0-0 with Barnsley at the City Ground and after a drab performance, Hughton needs a response.

Ahead of tonight’s clash we look at who could be in line to start the game.

In goal and back four

Brice Samba was named in the Championship Team of the Week for his heroics on Saturday.

His one-handed save from Herbie Kane’s volley was vital in Forest preserving a point.

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At full-back, the Reds are likely to stick with Cyrus Christie on the right and Gaetan Bong on the left.

With Scott McKenna still missing with an ankle problem, Tobias Figueiredo will once again partner Joe Worrall at centre-back.


Samba Sow is rated doubtful after hobbling off at the weekend and that represents a big blow.


As a result of Sow’s injury, James Garner could be handed a debut after joining on loan from Manchester United.

He looks set to partner Cafu with Jack Colback, Harry Arter and Ryan Yates all currently injured or lacking match fitness.

In attack

Anthony Knockaert linked up well with Filip Krovinovic at the weekend.

Both of those two look like capable Championship performers and both should keep their places tonight.

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On the left there could be a change, with Alex Mighten coming in to replace Sammy Ameobi.

Glenn Murray signed yesterday on a short-term deal from Brighton but tonight is likely to come too soon for him.

As a result, Lewis Grabban will probably keep his place in attack.

Here is how tonight’s team might look:

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