Nottingham Forest travel to Swansea City tonight looking to continue their recent good form against one of the Championship’s best teams.

Steve Cooper’s men are firmly in the mix for automatic promotion and the challenge for Forest looks like a fierce one.

The Reds showed in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Bournemouth, however, that they can mix it with the big boys and supporters will hope for a positive performance.

Ahead of tonight’s game we looked at the team which Chris Hughton could pick at the Liberty Stadium.

In goal and back four

The Forest manager spoke in length at the weekend about how impressed he was with his side’s defensive display.

With that in mind, Hughton might resist the urge to make any changes to his back five.

Joe Worrall
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Brice Samba will certainly start between the posts, with Joe Worrall and Tobias Figueiredo at centre-back.

Cyrus Christie and Gaetan Bong should get the nod to play in their usual full-back slots.


A bit of a conundrum is emerging in midfield for Hughton.


James Garner has been impressive during his first three games since joining from Manchester United and will play.

Alongside him though the situation isn’t quite so obvious.

Cafu has played a lot of football lately and with that in mind, Hughton could give Jack Colback his first start since the reverse fixture back in November,

In attack

There could be a chance in the lone striker role tonight, with Lewis Grabban replacing Glenn Murray.

The 37-year-old has started two games on the spin and with games coming thick and fast he could drop to the bench tonight.

Lewis Grabban
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There could also be a change out wide, with Joe Lolley coming in for Luke Freeman on the left-hand side.

Anthony Knockaert was impressive on Saturday and should start on the right, with Filip Krovinovic keeping his place in the No.10 role.

Here is how tonight’s team could look:

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