Nottingham Forest take on Peterborough United this afternoon knowing that a win could see them confirm a play-off place. The Reds will need other results to go their way but they have a clear incentive heading to London Road.

Posh provide Forest fans with some nostalgia. In 1994, a Stan Collymore brace helped Forest win promotion to the Premier League and that footage is still symbolic today.

Now, the class of 2022 have a chance to etch their names into folklore too. Although nothing major can be confirmed today, it would be nice for Forest to take one major step towards confirming a top-six spot.

Ahead of this afternoon’s clash, we look at how Forest might line up, with the hosts needing to win to avoid relegation to League One.

The Forest rearguard

Brice Samba kept a clean sheet against West Brom on Monday and he looks set to start the game.

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At the back, there is a big decision to make. Steve Cook came off the bench against West Brom and that provides Steve Cooper with a conundrum.

It seems as though, the experience that Cook brings to the team is vital and that could see Tobias Figueiredo taken out of the side.

He will slot in at the centre of a back three, with Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna on either side.

The Forest engine room and wing-backs

It’s proving incredibly predictable these days trying to call who will play in midfield.

Ryan Yates and James Garner have both been in fine fettle of late and the duo look set to continue their streak in the team together.

Cafu will provide the midfield option from the bench.

Likewise, the wing-backs also seem to pick themselves these days too. Both Djed Spence and Jack Colback look set to continue on the right and left respectively.

Leading the Forest line

Another problem has emerged for Cooper as he must decide who plays in attack tomorrow.

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Sam Surridge scored in the win over West Brom on Easter Monday and he looks likely to keep his place in the team.

Lewis Grabban should be available though and will make the bench.

Behind the striker, it’s pretty easy pickings for Cooper. Both Brennan Johnson and Philip Zinckernagel look set to keep their places in the team.

Here is how today’s team could shape up for the Reds:

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