Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has named his team to play QPR at the City Ground tonight as confirmed by the club’s official Twitter account.
The full match squad is as follows:
Nottingham Forest starting XI: Horvath; Worrall, Figueiredo, McKenna; Spence, Yates, Garner, Colback; Johnson, Zinckernagel; Davis
Nottingham Forest substitutes: Samba, Laryea, Cafu, Lolley, Silva, Mighten, Surridge
Nottingham Forest v QPR: What’s the story?
Forest will go within a point of QPR if they claim all three points on Trentside this evening. If they lose their hopes of a top-six finish become increasingly unlikely.
The Reds are in confident shape though. They’re unbeaten in any game since January and a win tonight will see the team go a point away from the top-six.
Cooper’s men are fully aware of what is at stake. They have a go in every single game now and the transformation from the start of the campaign is remarkable.
Players like James Garner, Brennan Johnson and Keinan Davis will hope to shine again. The trio have all been in fine form lately and Forest are looking formidable.
QPR secured a vital win over play-off rivals, Luton, at the weekend. They came from a goal behind to win 2-1 at Kenilworth Road and they’ll hope to claim another big win tonight.
A familiar face will be in the opposite dugout this evening. Mark Warburton is a former Forest boss and he will want to get one over his former club.
He has done great things at QPR and earlier in the campaign it had looked as though they could challenge for the top two.
That hasn’t been sustained though and now the R’s face a fight with Forest for a play-off place.
Forest’s game will be live on the Sky Sports Arena this evening, with the coverage getting underway at 7:40pm.
As ever, Colin Fray will provide full match commentary live from the City Ground. Their programme gets underway at 7pm.