Nottingham Forest face Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough this weekend with the threat of relegation averted.

The Reds have left it late but with two games to go, Forest can no longer be relegated to League One.

Wednesday can, however, and defeat to Forest this weekend will see them return to the third tier.

With Forest now assured of Championship action next season though, Chris Hughton could choose to shuffle his pack.

Places will be up for grabs next season and the Reds incumbent might choose to mix things up during the final two games.

We looked at three players who could be in line for starts if Hughton does decide to make some changes.

Loic Mbe Soh

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It’s been a constant this season that Hughton has been quizzed on the future of the French starlet.

The central defender has played just a handful of times for the Reds but has been a regular in the matchday squad.

With Scott McKenna and Joe Worrall both fit this weekend, it would be a bold call for Hughton to throw him into the action.

The 19-year-old might earn a chance as a reward for his patience and few could begrudge him that.


Jordan Smith

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It would be a bold call but Forest will probably try and seek some more experienced cover for Brice Samba in the summer.

That could see Smith in last chance saloon at the City Ground and Hughton might hand him the last two games of the season.

At 26, Smith should be playing regular football and if another stopper is added he’ll surely seek a departure.

Before he does exit two more games could be on the horizon if Hughton decides to rotate his goalkeepers.

Yuri Ribeiro

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Another player who will want to feature in the final two games is the Portuguese left-back.

His contract expires in the summer and it perhaps remains to be seen whether an extension is forthcoming.

Ribeiro is at a decent age and plenty of fans would welcome him continuing at the club beyond this season.

With just two games left to play, the 24-year-old should be given the chance to continue proving his worth to Hughton.

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