Nottingham Forest entertain Huddersfield tonight looking for a speedy return to winning ways.

The Reds were beaten 2-0 by Middlesbrough on Boxing Day to suffer just a second defeat in 17 matches.

Steve Cooper will hope for a response after the performance at the Riverside Stadium fell well short.

Ahead of tonight’s clash, we looked at how Forest could line up.

The Forest rearguard

Brice Samba was powerless to prevent Middlesbrough from scoring twice on Sunday and will keep his place in goal.

At right-back, Djed Spence will return after missing the clash against his parent club.

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Forest could revert to a 4-2-3-1 for this game and that could see Jack Colback operate at left-back.

Scott McKenna and Joe Worrall will play at centre-back.

Forest engine room

Ryan Yates was at fault for Boro’s opener last time out but he’s been pretty good of late and will keep his place.

Braian Ojeda could be in line for a start against Huddersfield, with Cooper keen to put the Terriers on the back foot.

Cafu is likely to be on the bench once again.

Leading the Forest line

Lewis Grabban will be hoping to add to his goal haul and should start once again.

James Garner could play as the number 10, with Forest struggling for attacking options.

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Philip Zinckernagel and Brennan Johnson will take their places on the flanks.

Here is how the Forest team could look against Huddersfield:

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