Nottingham Forest take on Luton Town at the City Ground tonight looking for a return to winning ways.

The Reds drew 1-1 with Reading on Saturday and have lost just once under Steve Cooper.

Philip Zinckernagel scored early doors for Forest on Saturday, with Scott Dann restoring parity in the second half.

Ahead of tonight’s game, we looked at how Cooper might line his team up tonight.

Forest predicted XI v Luton:

In goal and back three

We expect to see the Forest head coach revert to a back three against the Hatters tonight.

Tobias Figueiredo will come into the fold after starting on the bench for the last two games.

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He will start between Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna to make up a back three.

Brice Samba was impressive on Saturday and he will start in goal once more.

Forest engine room and wing-backs

There will be some changes here for Cooper.

Max Lowe is missing with a groin problem, whilst Ryan Yates picked up a fifth yellow card against Reading.

It seems likely that Cooper will go with Gaetan Bong against Luton after he came on during Saturday’s game.

Djed Spence will start on the right.

In midfield, it should be as straightforward as swapping Yates for James Garner who played very well when he came on at the weekend.

He will partner the impressive Jack Colback.

Which Forest stars will down Luton?

With the games coming thick and fast, Cooper might take the opportunity to start Lyle Taylor.

When Forest last played three games in a week that’s what he did and we think Taylor gets the nod tonight.

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Zinckernagel will continue after his goalscoring exploits at the weekend, alongside Brennan Johnson.

Joe Lolley and Lewis Grabban will drop to the bench.

Here is how the Forest team could line up tonight:

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How Forest could line up v Luton

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