Nottingham Forest head to Bristol City this afternoon looking to go above the Robins and secure Championship survival.

Today’s game sees contrasting fortunes since the return game at the City Ground.

A 2-1 defeat for Forest saw Sabri Lamouchi sacked with zero points from four games, whilst Bristol City had claimed maximum points and sat top of the pile.

Nigel Pearson’s team have been in poor form of late and they’ll hope to secure the win that would make their end to the season a whole lot more comfortable.

Ahead of today’s clash here is a look at how we think Chris Hughton might line-up.

In goal and back four

Brice Samba will remain in goal for the Reds this afternoon.

Cyrus Christie and Tyler Blackett were both good in the full-back slots over Easter and should continue in the team.

Tyler Blackett
(Photo; Jon Hobley; MI News; NurPhoto; Getty Images)

At centre-back expect Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna to continue their partnership together.

Tobias Figueiredo is nursing an hamstring problem and that means Loic Mbe Soh providing backup from the bench.



Ryan Yates did okay against QPR but he could come out of the reckoning for today’s game.

Cafu and James Garner have struck up a tremendous partnership and the midfield battle could be crucial against the Robins.

In attack

Filip Krovinovic was a standout against QPR on Monday and simply has to start this afternoon.

There could be one change and it could come on the right-hand side.

Anthony Knockaert
(Phot; Jon Hobley; MI News; NurPhoto; Getty Images)

Anthony Knockaert hasn’t featured for the last three games and could earn a chance today.

Sammy Ameobi could be the fall guy, with Alex Mighten keeping his place on the left-hand side.

Upfront, Lewis Grabban is likely to captain the side once again.

Here is how the Forest team could look today:

Have something to tell us about this article?