Nottingham Forest take on Stoke City this afternoon looking to further cement their promotion credentials.

The Reds beat Blackburn 2-0 on Wednesday night and will hope for another big performance today.

Stoke are in decent form but ultimately, Forest have to believe they can beat anyone with the squad they have now.

Ahead of today’s game, we looked at how Steve Cooper might line his team up against the Potters.

The Forest rearguard

Brice Samba will continue in goal after his heroics against Blackburn in the week.

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He was named in the Championship Team of the Week for his performance.

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At the back, there will be no reason to make changes, provided Joe Worrall is fit.

If he is expect Worrall to continue alongside Steve Cook and Scott McKenna.

The Forest engine room and out wide

Max Lowe and Djed Spence were both magical in midweek and they will almost certainly start.

Jack Colback was also in fine form and he should partner Ryan Yates once again in midfield.

Braian Ojeda may return to the bench for this one.

Leading the Forest line

Sam Surridge produced an eye-catching cameo performance against Blackburn and he will want to earn a start.

He may have to wait though, with Keinan Davis almost unplayable against the high-flyers.

Behind him, there also doesn’t seem too much reason for a change.

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James Garner enjoyed the challenge of playing as a number 10 and gave the Reds a different dimension to their play.

Meanwhile, Brennan Johnson is undroppable and will play.

Here is how the Forest team could look today:

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