Nottingham Forest face Reading at the City Ground today looking for a return to winning ways in the Championship.

The Reds scored in the 95th minute at Sheffield United last Friday to earn a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

It was no less than Forest deserved after a dominant performance that saw Brennan Johnson also miss a first-half penalty.

Today, Forest face a Reading side who are desperate for points at the wrong end of the table.

Ahead of the clash, we looked at how Steve Cooper might line up his squad against the Royals.

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The Forest rearguard

There is a conundrum for Cooper to crack between the posts.

Brice Samba is now back and available for selection but Ethan Horvath didn’t do too badly against Huddersfield on Monday.

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As a result, the Reds boss could choose to go with the American once more.

There’s no reason for any change at centre-back. Joe Worrall, Steve Cook and Scott McKenna all look set to stars.

In the Forest engine room and wing-backs

Djed Spence and Max Lowe are two of the best wing-backs in the league and both will keep their shirts here.

In the midfield engine room there perhaps is another big decision to make.

Ryan Yates was brilliant on Monday but Cooper has been leaving him on the bench at home in place of Jack Colback.

We don’t think he will make that change tomorrow, allowing the academy graduate to partner James Garner.

Leading the Forest line

Sam Surridge netted his first Forest goal on Monday but he’s likely to be back on the bench here.

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Keinan Davis is likely to be preferred in the attack, with Cooper likely to call upon his trickery and power.

Behind him, Brennan Johnson picks himself, whilst Philip Zinckernagel is also likely to play against Reading too.

Here is how the Forest team could look this afternoon:

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