Nottingham Forest face the toughest of tests tonight as they face champions-elect Fulham at Craven Cottage.

The Reds know that a win would see them keep their automatic promotion hopes alive and it’s a massive game in the Championship.

Forest have won seven of their last eight contests and will certainly fancy their chances of getting a result against Fulham.

Ahead of tonight’s game, here is how the Reds could line up against the Cottagers.

The Forest rearguard

There really isn’t much to see here, so expect more of the same from Saturday.

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Steve Cook has been a useful influence back in the squad but he’s unlikely to be risked for a start at this stage.

Joe Worrall, Tobias Figueiredo and Scott McKenna should all keep their places.

As ever, Brice Samba will start the game in goal.

The Forest engine room and wing-backs

Likewise in midfield, there seems little reason to mess around with things.

Ryan Yates was named in the Team of the Season this week and he will once again partner James Garner.

Likewise at wing-back, it seems unlikely Cooper will tinker with anything.

As a result, expect Djed Spence and Jack Colback to keep their places respectively.

Leading the Forest line

Lewis Grabban hobbled off on Saturday after coming on as a substitute.

He’s unlikely to feature tonight and that means Sam Surridge will start as the main attacking outlet once again.

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Behind him, there could be one change.

EFL Young Player of the Year, Brennan Johnson will start but Joe Lolley could get a rare chance ahead of Philip Zinckernagel.

Here is how tonight’s team might look:

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