Nottingham Forest play Preston North End today looking to return to winning ways after three without one.

The Reds have drawn their last two games against Sheffield United and QPR, with Steve Cooper now keen to go into the international break on a high.

Forest were well worth a point on Tuesday night against the Blades. Today they will be looking for slightly more though in the way of their performance.

Here, we take a look at how the Reds might line up this afternoon against the Lilywhites.

Predicted Forest team to play Preston:

In goal and back three

There really isn’t much to see here as we don’t expect anything to change for today’s game.

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Joe Worrall, Tobias Figueiredo and Scott McKenna will once again make up a three-man defensive unit.

Brice Samba should keep his place between the posts.

Midfield and wing-backs

Max Lowe will return to the side today. He missed Tuesday’s game against his parent club Sheffield United.

 

Djed Spence was arguably the Man of the Match during that contest and he will keep his place on the right-hand side.

Ryan Yates is another man who looks set to keep his place in the team.

Alongside him, we think Jack Colback will come in with James Garner dropping back to the bench.

In attack

Lewis Grabban stepped off the bench in midweek to rescue a point for Forest and he should start the game today.

Behind him, Cooper could shuffle his pack once more. Brennan Johnson should start but there could be a chance alongside him.

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Philip Zinckernagel could replace Joe Lolley as the Forest head coach looks to find a winning formula.

Here is how Forest’s team could look today:

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