Nottingham Forest face Bournemouth tonight in a clash that could decide who joins Fulham in the Premier League next season.

The Cherries do hold the advantage as they currently have three more points than the Reds. A win tonight would be enough to see them over the line.

If Forest get the victory, however, they have a better goal difference than Scott Parker’s team and will go second ahead of the final weekend of the season.

It promises to be a tense night at the Vitality Stadium and ahead of the clash we looked at how the team might be lined up by Steve Cooper.

The Forest rearguard

This aspect of the Reds has been strong for months. With that in mind, there is unlikely to be any real need to change tonight.

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Steve Cook will face his former club, with Scott McKenna and Joe Worrall flanking him in a three-man defensive unit.

Brice Samba was brilliant at Fulham last week and he will start once again between the posts.

The Forest engine room

Cooper does have options here but he will likely stick with two of the division’s top-performing central midfielders.

Both James Garner and Ryan Yates have been magnificent and should get the nod to start.

Cafu will provide an option from the bench.

Leading the Forest line

Lewis Grabban won’t face his former club and he’s out for the season.

Sam Surridge scored a hat-trick on Saturday and he will almost certainly start in attack.

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Behind him, there is serious competition for places but expect Cooper to be bold and stick with another unchanged team.

As a result, Brennan Johnson and Philip Zinckernagel will hope to impress, with Alex Mighten and Joe Lolley providing options from the bench

Here is how the team might line up at Bournemouth:

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