Nottingham Forest will hope to hit the 50 point mark tonight when they take on Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.

The Reds were miserable in defeat to Huddersfield Town on Saturday and must now go in search of a win.

Forest could have enough points as it is, with Rotherham in the final relegation place struggling for consistency.

Whilst the Millers hold two games in hand, however, Forest will want at least one more victory.

Ahead of tonight’s game we looked at how Chris Hughton might line his team up in the West Midlands.

In goal and back four

Brice Samba will once again start in goal for the Reds.

Cyrus Christie will begin the game at right-back and Tyler Blackett will hope to continue on the left-hand side of the back four.

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In Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna, Hughton has a partnership that could go from strength to strength.

Expect both players to keep their place in the team this evening.



Forest didn’t come out smelling of roses from the midfield battle on Saturday and will need to be better tonight.

James Garner will almost certainly keep his place but alongside him there could be a chance in personnel.

Ryan Yates could drop out of the team, with Cafu in line to come in for a start once again.

In attack

Filip Krovinovic will almost certainly start in the No.10 role with Forest somewhat short of options in that position.

Anthony Knockaert looked somewhat out of sorts at the weekend and was perhaps fortunate not to get sent off.

As a result he could come out of the team and if Sammy Ameobi isn’t fit, Luke Freeman could win himself a start.

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Alex Mighten seems almost certain to start the game and if Freeman comes in he could move over to the right.

Upfront, it seems likely that Lewis Grabban will keep his place and wear the captain’s armband once again.

Here is how tonight’s team could look:

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