Nottingham Forest return to Championship action this afternoon when they face Millwall at the New Den.

The Reds beat Arsenal in the FA Cup last weekend but they must return from cloud number nine in the capital today.

Steve Cooper will want to get back to winning ways in the league. Forest were beaten in both of their games over Christmas against Middlesbrough and Huddersfield.

Ahead of this afternoon’s game, we looked at how the Reds could line up against Millwall.

The Forest rearguard

Following Steve Cook’s arrival at the City Ground expect the Reds to play with three central defenders more often than not.


Nottingham Forest v Arsenal: The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
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Cook was brilliant against Arsenal and will continue at the heart of the three alongside Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna.

Brice Samba will continue in goal as the established number one goalkeeper.

The Forest engine room and wing-backs

Djed Spence is a firm favourite among the fan base and he will continue on the right at Millwall.

On the left, Forest still have some problems. Max Lowe remains sidelined and that means Jack Colback is likely to continue on the left.

Ryan Yates produced a brilliant assist for Lewis Grabban to score the winner against Arsenal and is likely to play today.

Alongside him, it should be James Garner who plays, with the on-loan Manchester United man also excellent last weekend.

Leading the Forest line

Lewis Grabban was left on the bench last week. Keinan Davis came in for his debut and produced an energetic performance in attack.

Today, the 11-goal talisman looks likely to start for the Reds. He looked good from the bench against Arsenal and Forest will want their striker on the pitch in such a tough-looking fixture.

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal: The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
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Behind him, it will be more of the same. Brennan Johnson and Philip Zinckernagel will start, with Alex Mighten and Joe Lolley both still injured.

Here is how today’s Forest team could look:

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