Nottingham Forest travel to QPR tonight looking to right a few wrongs after last week’s thrashing at the hands of Fulham.

Steve Cooper saw his team thumped 4-0 as Forest tasted defeat for the first time since he checked in at the club.

One swallow doesn’t make a summer though and there is enough evidence to suggest Forest are in a good place ahead of this one.

Ahead of tonight’s trip to the capital, we looked at how Forest might line up this evening at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

In goal and back three

Forest aren’t really blessed with too many options at the back right now.


Brice Samba will almost certainly start between the posts.

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At centre-back Joe Worrall, Tobias Figueiredo and Scott McKenna pretty much pick themselves.

Loic Mbe Soh and Rodrigo Ely remain on the sidelines and won’t feature.

Midfield and wing-backs

Djed Spence and Max Lowe should play in the wing-back roles for the Reds.

Both players have been in fine form since arriving on loan from Middlesbrough and Sheffield United respectively.

In midfield, Cooper must decide whether to stick or twist once more.

Ryan Yates seems likely to play and then it’s a straight toss-up between James Garner and Jack Colback.

Given how Forest might try and play in London, Garner could come in for Colback for this one.

In attack

Lewis Grabban looks set to get the nod in attack, despite his glorious miss against Fulham last week.

Behind him, there could be a change. Joe Lolley has worked hard recently and he could replace Brennan Johnson who might be saved for Tuesday night.

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Philip Zinckernagel looks set to keep his place in the team.

Here is how Forest could line up tonight:

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