Nottingham Forest face Swansea City today knowing that a victory will keep alive their hopes of an automatic promotion place.

The Reds are on a blistering run of form that culminated with them winning 1-0 against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.

Forest must remain focused and they go into today’s game against Cooper’s old club knowing that a win could be seriously huge.

Ahead of this afternoon’s game, we looked at how the team could line up.

The Forest rearguard

Brice Samba was in superb form at Fulham and after a busy few weeks, he looks re-established as the club’s number one stopper.

At the back, there seems to be no reason to make any changes.

As a result, Steve Cook, Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna should all start the contest.

The Forest engine room and wing-backs

There has been a concern over Jack Colback after he went off at Fulham.

Cooper is a master of the mind games though and he should start, with Djed Spence playing on the right.

In midfield, there is absolutely no danger of a change. Both Ryan Yates and James Garner will likely play with Cafu on the bench.

Leading the Forest line

Sam Surridge was unlucky not to add to his tally of Forest goals and he should get the nod once again.

Brennan Johnson and Philip Zinckernagel look likely to keep their places too as Cooper names an unchanged team.

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Julian Larsson and Will Swan weren’t involved for the under-23s last night and perhaps they’ll be involved this afternoon.

Here is how the Forest team could look:

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