Nottingham Forest take on Hull City this afternoon looking to build on last weekend’s stunning 4-1 win over Swansea City.

Steve Cooper has overseen a 30-point haul since arriving as manager, with the Reds reaching that from just 15 games.

Forest are in a confident place going into the Christmas period and they’ll want to stay on the winning trail today.

Ahead of a visit from an in-form Tigers, we looked at how Cooper could line his team up.

The Forest rearguard

Brice Samba is firmly established as the number one goalkeeper on Trentside.

Cooper looks likely to stick with his three-man defence.

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Tobias Figueiredo could return after missing the trip to Wales through illness.

He will slot in between Scott McKenna and Joe Worrall at the back.

Pulling the strings for Forest and out wide

Jordi Osei-Tutu returned to the fold last week for the first time since August.

He looks set to start again with Djed Spence on the right-hand side.

Ryan Yates looks set to move back to the midfield engine room after playing centre-back last week.

Jack Colback looks set to partner him and he’ll hope to build on his own good form.

On-loan Manchester United man James Garner could start on the bench.

Leading the Forest line

Last week’s attack was mesmerising at times.

With that in mind, there seems little point in changing something that is working.

Lewis Grabban will be looking to hit double figures for the campaign.

Behind him, expect Philip Zinckernagel and Brennan Johnson to start after both scored last week.

Here is how the Forest team could look tomorrow:

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