Nottingham Forest head to Brentford this afternoon looking to write a few wrongs from Wednesday night.

The Reds lacked heart in defeat to Norwich in midweek and owe their supporters a big performance.

Forest are looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone once again and points are badly needed.

Chris Hughton could be without a few players for the trip to London and he will need a response from his players.

Ahead of today’s lunchtime kick-off we looked at the team he could choose this afternoon.

In goal and back four

Brice Samba might be back but Hughton remained coy as to whether he would be ahead of the trip south.

With that in mind, he could let Jordan Smith continue in goal and get the Congolese star right for after the international break.

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At the back it looks set to stay as it was on Wednesday, with Joe Worrall still nursing an injury.

Scott McKenna and Tobias Figueiredo will therefore make up the central defensive partnership.


Cyrus Christie will start at right-back with Tyler Blackett likely to feature at left-back.


James Garner and Cafu provided some energy on Wednesday and that partnership looks like one which could work for Forest.

That will mean Ryan Yates dropping out to accommodate an extra player into the attack.

In attack

Filip Krovinovic was an unused substitute in midweek and he looks set to return today.

On the flanks, Forest could once again be without Anthony Knockaert and that could open the door for Alex Mighten to earn a start.

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On the left, Sammy Ameobi can be dangerous when cutting inside and he could take up Knockaert’s usual position.

Lewis Grabban should once again continue in attack.

Here is how today’s team might look:

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