Nottingham Forest must come down from cloud nine when they face Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night at Ewood Park.

The Reds must park their FA Cup campaign for now and get back on the hunt for a play-off place.

Last time out in the league Forest were beaten 2-1 by Cardiff and Steve Cooper knows the Reds could do with a little run of form.

Here is a look at six questions we have ahead of the fixture with Blackburn as Cooper’s men prepare for the first of two big games this week…

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Will Joe Worrall play for Forest?

Steve Cooper has hinted that he will need to be careful with the central defender.

He was a surprise inclusion in the starting eleven on Sunday despite being ruled out for six weeks with cracked ribs just three weeks ago.

With three games this week, Cooper has a decision to make and he won’t want to lose his vice-captain for any longer than he has to.

Worrall will want to play but the decision will almost certainly be taken out of his hands for one of the two remaining contests this week.

Could Sam Surridge lead the Forest line?

The new recruit came off the bench against Leicester and seemed keen to put himself about and prove a point.

Some fans have already written him off on social media. His goalscoring record is hardly eye-catching but ultimately, Cooper fancies him and that is all that matters.

Surridge probably boasts a little bit of Lewis Grabban and a bit of Keinan Davis in his play.

The challenge for Cooper is deciding which striker suits the Reds line-up against a Blackburn side who have been in fine form.

Will Forest remain with three at the back?

After thrashing Leicester, 4-2-3-1 should become a thing of the past.

Forest look to have far more freedom to get forward when Cooper utilises his 3-4-3 system but the manager does like to be flexible.

If Worrall doesn’t make it, the head coach could go with a flat-back four.

He could also call upon Tobias Figueiredo, Loic Mbe Soh or new signing Jonathan Panzo and it’ll be interesting to see what he fancies.

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Will Joe Lolley make the Forest bench again?

The gauntlet has been thrown down in the 29-year-old’s absence. The likes of Brennan Johnson and Philip Zinckernagel have really stepped up and now Lolley must follow suit.

Forest fans know that the tricky performer can do it but the question remains as to just how much confidence has Lolley lost given his series of injury concerns.

The Reds faithful will hope he can get back to his best. As a result, if he does get on the pitch on Wednesday night, Lolley will want to showcase his true colours.

Has Brice Samba learned from his latest Forest error?

Some fans have bemoaned the goalkeeper’s erratic nature in the past. As a result, it will be keen to see how Samba recovers from his error on Sunday.

The Congolese goalkeeper endured a rush of blood to the head during the last outing; gifting Leicester a way back into the game with half-time fast approaching.

Samba has been largely brilliant under Cooper but one error can sometimes be followed by another.

He will hope to prove that his error leading to Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal is firmly out of his mind.

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Will Jack Colback return to the Forest fold?

Another player who has been truly class for some time now is Colback.

The midfielder did have a minor knock on Sunday though, with James Garner and Ryan Yates getting the nod.

Cooper has suggested that he will need to use his squad amid a tough run of games and it will be interesting to see whether Colback regains his shirt or not.

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