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

The full match squad is as follows:

Nottingham Forest starting XI: Horvath; Mbe Soh, Worrall, McKenna, Lowe; Zinckernagel, Yates, Garner, Johnson; Grabban, Taylor.

Nottingham Forest substitutes: Samba, Figueiredo, Richardson, Cafu, Carvalho, Lolley, Silva.

Forest still have no Championship wins this season and desperately need a win tonight.

Sunday’s defeat to Cardiff City has left Forest with just one point from six league games.

Under-fire boss Chris Hughton makes two changes for tonight’s game.

The big story is in goal, as Brice Samba is benched in favour of Ethan Horvath.

Right back Djed Spence is ineligible to play against parent club Middlesbrough, so Loic Mbe Soh comes in.

Joe Worrall, Scott McKenna and Max Lowe make up the rest of the back four.


Philip Zinckernagel, James Garner, Ryan Yates and Brennan Johnson are the four-man midfield.

Lewis Grabban will work just behind Lyle Taylor, as he did against Cardiff.

Cafu and new signing Xande Silva come onto the bench, as does Jayden Richardson.

Samba, Tobias Figueiredo, Joao Carvalho and Joe Lolley are the rest of the substitutes.

Broadcast details

Tonight’s game will be shown on Sky Sports via the red button, or via ‘Bonus Streams’ for NOW TV customers.

Fan reaction to Forest team vs Middlesbrough

Samba being dropped has unsurprisingly grabbed the attention.

Some Forest fans believe this has been ‘long overdue’, feeling that Horvath deserved a chance.

Others claim they ‘had a feeling’ that Horvath would be in for Samba tonight.

Most Forest fans seem excited to see the American in action, believing Samba needed a spell out of the side.

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