The talk on Twitter among Nottingham Forest fans since Saturday’s game has been over who should replace Lewis Grabban in the team at Barnsley tonight.

The 33-year-old striker limped out of the 1-1 draw against Millwall and head coach Steve Cooper will be forced into at least one change tonight.

Grabban has scored twice during 2021/22 and Forest will miss him spearheading their attack this evening.

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Ahead of the game tonight, we decided to let you, the supporters, decide. We started a poll on Twitter and gave you four options to choose from to replace Grabban.

The outcome might come as a surprise, with the like-for-like option, Lyle Taylor, finishing bottom!

It would seem as though supporters have made their mind up on the 31-year-old, with the relatively raw Will Swan finishing way ahead of the ex-Charlton man.

Johnson received 38.9% of the vote and it’s pretty conclusive that supporters want him to start in attack at Oakwell.

Second was Swan, with 30.1%, with Alex Mighten and Taylor languishing lower down the poll.

 

What decision will Forest boss Cooper make?

That is the million-dollar question. Taylor seems the obvious option but it wouldn’t be overly surprising to see him miss out.

He’s hardly set the league alight in terms of goals and Cooper could mix things up a bit and play Johnson as a false nine.

The youngster does have some experience playing as a striker during his time on loan at Lincoln.

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He also burst onto the scene in the academy as a striker and it’s a role that his attributes suit.

Mighten started as a striker when Forest played Bradford in the Carabao Cup, although asking him to play there in the league would be a risk.

Swan is relatively raw and although he’s banging them in for the under-23s, it would be a risk to throw him in.

Whoever gets the nod needs to step up and start firing Forest away from relegation danger.

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