Manager Chris Hughton has named his Nottingham Forest team vs Cardiff City in the Championship today, per the club’s official Twitter account.

The full match squad is as follows:

Nottingham Forest starting XI: Samba; Spence, Worrall, McKenna, Lowe; Zinckernagel, Yates, Garner, Johnson; Grabban, Taylor.

Nottingham Forest substitutes: Horvath, Figueiredo, Mbe Soh, Colback, Carvalho, Lolley, Mighten.

Forest are yet to win in the Championship this season and Hughton is clinging onto his job.

With just one point from five games so far, Hughton really needs to pick up a result today.

Djed Spence comes in for a debut after joining from Middlesbrough on deadline day.

 

Max Lowe also makes his debut at left back, joining Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna in front of Brice Samba.

It looks to be a 4-4-2 from Houghton today, with Philip Zinckernagel and Brennan Johnson on the flanks.

James Garner joins Ryan Yates in midfield, with Lyle Taylor and Lewis Grabban up top.

Loic Mbe Soh and Joao Carvalho are on the bench, joining Ethan Horvath, Tobias Figueiredo, Jack Colback, Joe Lolley and Alex Mighten.

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Broadcast details

Today’s game is being shown live on Sky Sports Football. Coverage from The City Ground starts at 2:15pm.

Fan reaction to Forest team vs Cardiff

Forest fan seemingly can’t believe the lineup, asking if they’re ‘seeing things’ after noticing Hughton is playing two up front.

Some believe this is Hughton’s last swing at keeping his job and is going out all guns blazing with two strikers from the off.

Others love the new system and believe this approach should be ‘interesting’ for Forest.

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