Nottingham Forest take on Peterborough United this afternoon looking to kick-start their campaign at the City Ground.

The Reds have lost just once in 13 games under Steve Cooper but ultimately have won just twice on home soil all season.

That will have to change if Forest hope to mount a serious charge up the Championship table between now and the end of the season.

Forest drew 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion last time out and today face a Posh outfit struggling at the wrong end of the table.

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

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The Forest rearguard

Brice Samba has looked sharp of late and he will keep his place between the posts.

At centre-back, Cooper looks likely to go with a 4-2-3-1 system as he aims to put pressure on Peterborough from the off.

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Scott McKenna and Joe Worrall have both been outstanding of late and should keep Tobias Figueiredo on the bench.

Djed Spence will operate at right-back and with Max Lowe missing, Jack Colback looks set to return at left-back.

In the Forest engine room

Both Ryan Yates and James Garner were excellent in the draw at West Brom and that makes for an easy decision for Cooper.

Braian Ojeda is knocking on the door but will likely be forced to settle for a place on the bench today.

Cafu and Tyrese Fornah are also options for the head coach to consider.

Leading the Forest attack

Lewis Grabban has now gone two games without a goal and he will hope to get back among the goals this afternoon.

Behind him, Philip Zinckernagel should start in the number 10 role.

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He scored at Reading and has showcased some real quality since joining from Watford on loan.

Brennan Johnson should start on the right, with Joe Lolley starting on the left-hand side.

Alex Mighten looks set to start on the bench once more.

Here is how the Forest team could look today:

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