Nottingham Forest travel to Barnsley tonight looking to get some more points on the board.

The Reds drew 1-1 with Millwall on Saturday in Steve Cooper’s first game in charge of the club.

It wasn’t a bad performance, although Forest will be hoping to turn draws into wins in the coming weeks.

Barnsley have drawn five of their nine games so far and they will also have designs on getting more points on the board.

Ahead of tonight’s game, we looked at the team that Cooper could utilise at Oakwell this evening.

Nottingham Forest predicted team to face Barnsley:

In goal and back three.

It seems highly unlikely there will be much change here.

Brice Samba is firmly established as the number one goalkeeper and will start ahead of Ethan Horvath.

At the back, Forest weren’t bad on Saturday and the three looks to pick itself.

Tobias Figueiredo was decent at the weekend and will start in the central role.

 

Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna will flank the Portuguese performer.

Wing-backs and midfield

Djed Spence and Max Lowe will both start. Each wing-back was excellent at the weekend and there is no real reason to change either player.

Nottingham Forest predicted team
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In midfield, it looks set to be the same too. It’s really hard to imagine either Ryan Yates or James Garner being dropped.

Jack Colback and Cafu will compete for a place among the substitutes.

In attack

Forest will be forced into a change here.

Lewis Grabban will miss out and that will open the door for someone else to grasp a chance.

Cooper could be bold and after Lyle Taylor struggled at the weekend he may utilise Brennan Johnson in attack.

Nottingham Forest predicted team
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That said, he may go like for like and give Taylor the chance to shine.

If he does, expect Joe Lolley to make way, with Philip Zinckernagel coming into the side.

Lolley is still working his way back to full fitness and he could be saved with Saturday in mind.

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